180. ANONYMOUS. Komanduiuschii Kaskazskoi Armiei General-Leitenant Baron Petr Nikolaevich Vrangel [Commandant of the Cossack Army General-Lieutenant Baron Petr Nikolaevich Vrangel]. 1919. Lithograph (550 x 405 mm). Framed. A rare example of a pro-White Army poster.
[With:] Pro scho mrie Vrangel. Khan Krimskii i Samoderzhets Vcerosiiskii [What is Vrangel dreaming about? - About becoming Khan of Crimea and Ruler of Russia]. 1920. Chromolithograph (765 x 580 mm). Framed.
Baron Petr Nikolaevich Vrangel (1878-1928) was an officer in the Imperial Russian Army when the October Revolution broke out and he fled to the Crimea where he joined the White Army. In 1920, he was elected commander-in-chief of the White forces in the Crimea. But humiliating defeats to the Red Army left him with only half of his standing army and they fled to the Black Sea. Many of them followed him into exile. Not all Russians thought Baron Petr Vrangel was a hero as the second bitter anti-White poster suggests. (2)
est. $3000 – £5000