The Test Blocks, Issoudun

Description
Charcoal and pencil sketch on paper. The work depicts men working on airplane engines in a structure near Issoudun, France during World War I. In the foreground, on either side of the drawing, a solider stands at a test block for airplane equipment. The men appear to be in a hangar or other type of warehouse. The structure is open air, and through the support posts an airfield with Allied planes and troops can be seen.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pencil (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 5/8 in x 20 1/8 in; 32.0675 cm x 51.1175 cm
depicted
France: Centre, Issoudun
ID Number
AF*25887
catalog number
25887
accession number
64592
subject
Planes
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
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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