German Outpost, Montfaucon

Description
Charcoal sketch on light green paper. The sketch shows a German outpost at Montfaucon, France during World War I. The outpost consists of a large trench with walls reinforced by wooden posts. The upper left corner of an entryway, perhaps to an underground shelter, is just visible in the trench. Glued to the card underneath the sketch is a label that reads "GERMAN OUTPOST, MONFAUCON/Looking toward Hill 204/BY E. PEIXOTTO/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/2990."
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
depicted
France: Lorraine, Montfaucon
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pencil (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 1/4 in x 22 in; 36.195 cm x 55.88 cm
sketch: 10 1/2 in x 13 3/8 in; 26.67 cm x 33.9725 cm
ID Number
AF.25832
catalog number
25832
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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