Billets in Cell of the Old Monastery of Rangeval

Description
Charcoal sketch on blue-gray paper. The work depicts a group of soldiers billeted in a cell of the old Monastery of Rangeval near Boucq, France. A drawing on the wall above the sleeping pallets shows France (the woman) killing "the German monster." Soldiers are lounging on cots beneath the drawing. A line of drying laundry hangs on the left side of the sketch.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 20 in x 17 in; 50.8 cm x 43.18 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
depicted
France
ID Number
AF*25809
catalog number
25809
accession number
64592
subject
World War I Art
Combat Art
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Military
Art
event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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