The Main Square, Montabaur

Description
Charcoal and graphite sketch on paper. The sketch shows three sides of the main square of Montabaur, a town in Germany that is about 20 kilometers northeast of Koblenz. The drawing is framed on the left by the large Neo-Gothic Town Hall and several timber-frame buildings. People are walking along the square, and in and out of the gothic arches of the Town Hall. There are two automobiles in the square (the catalog card indicates that they are Army trucks). In the background, is the Schloss Montabaur, or castle of Montabaur.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
graphite (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 in x 15 3/4 in; 45.72 cm x 40.005 cm
place made
Deutschland: Rheinland-Pfalz, Montabaur
depicted
Deutschland: Rheinland-Pfalz, Montabaur
ID Number
AF*25878
catalog number
25878
accession number
64592
subject
Architecture
related event
World War I
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
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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