Photo, Print, Drawing Oh My God! They Told Me that the Mansion Was Not Guarded!. Mein Gott!... M'avevano detto che la villa non era guardata!...

About this Item

Title

  • Oh My God! They Told Me that the Mansion Was Not Guarded!.

Other Title

  • Mein Gott!... M'avevano detto che la villa non era guardata!...

Summary

  • This satirical watercolor by the Italian artist Raffaello Jonni is part of a series of 79 original drawings by Jonni preserved at the Alessandrina Library in Rome. It portrays Franz Joseph I (1830--1916), the aged emperor of Austria-Hungary, as a thief who is being bitten by a guard dog at the gates of a mansion labeled "Villa Italia." The emperor exclaims, in a combination of German and Italian, "Oh My God!... They Told Me that the Mansion Was Not Guarded!" Italy was initially neutral during World War I. It waited on the sidelines for some time to see how the war progressed. After breaking up the Triple Alliance that had bound it to Austria and Germany for 30 years, Italy finalized secret negotiations with the Triple Entente (France, United Kingdom, and the Russian Empire) in the Treaty of London signed on April 26, 1915. It declared war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire on May 23, 1915, entering the war on the side of the entente.

Names

  • Jonni, Raffaello Artist.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1915 to 1916]

Headings

  • -  Austria
  • -  Hungary
  • -  Italy
  • -  1915 to 1916
  • -  Caricatures and cartoons
  • -  Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916
  • -  Personification in art
  • -  Satires (Visual works)
  • -  War posters
  • -  World War, 1914-1918

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 drawing : watercolor ; 74 x 49 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Alessandrina Library.
  • -  Content in German and Italian.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • World War I

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670947

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

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Chicago citation style:

Jonni, Raffaello Artist. Oh My God! They Told Me that the Mansion Was Not Guarded!. Hungary Austria Italy, 1915. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1916] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670947/.

APA citation style:

Jonni, R. A. (1915) Oh My God! They Told Me that the Mansion Was Not Guarded!. Hungary Austria Italy, 1915. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1916] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670947/.

MLA citation style:

Jonni, Raffaello Artist. Oh My God! They Told Me that the Mansion Was Not Guarded!. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1916] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670947/>.