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D-Day - 1951, Linocut.

Edition not stated. Unsigned proof impression; estate stamped with the artist’s estate stamp monogram beneath the image, lower right.. Annotated in pencil 5- D-Day WH 13 in the bottom right sheet corner, verso.

Image size 9 1/2 x 12 7/8 inches (241 x 327 mm); sheet size 12 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches (318 x 400 mm).

A unique, proof impression, on thin, cream, wove, Japan paper; with full margins (1 1/8 to 1 5/8 inches); the solid blacks touched by the artist with black printing ink; minor surface soiling in the margins, otherwise in good condition. Very scarce.

Jacobi’s dramatic, modernist image commemorates the WWII landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in ‘Operation Overlord’ are commonly referred to as 'D-Day'. The military operation, the largest seaborne invasion in history, precipitated the liberation of France (and later western Europe) and laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front.