The Angel of Mons painted by Mons artist M. Marcel Gillis

I had been writing about many of the pictures that artists made representing the Angel of Mons during the years of the First World War. Two were the covers of sheet music. The rest were illustrations that appeared as posters, post cards, and in books. The final one I will discuss is by Mons artist M. Marcel Gillis. The paining was done in 1922, four years after the war. It has appeared many times illustrating articles about the Angel of Mons. It holds a place of honor in the new Mons Memorial Museum. It is about 36” X 24” and quite impressive. There is more detail in the picture that can be seen in such a small reproduction.

The Angel of Mons by M. Marcel Gillis of Mons

The Angel of Mons by M. Marcel Gillis of Mons

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