Ruins in the Main Square Fere-En-Tardenois

Description
Charcoal drawing on paper. The work depicts several damaged buildings in the main square of Fère-en-Tardenois, France during World War I. A church with a tall spire and a cross atop its peaked roof dominates the center of the work. A smaller, perhaps residential, building in the foreground is partially collapsed, with debris spilling out of the exposed second floor interior.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-08
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 3/8 in x 17 1/2 in; 59.3725 cm x 44.45 cm
sketch: 19 3/4 in x 15 1/4 in; 50.165 cm x 38.735 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
depicted
France: Picardie, Fère-en-Tardenois
ID Number
AF*25859
catalog number
25859
accession number
64592
subject
World War I Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Combat Art
Art
Church
Military
Art
event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat 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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