The Castle Sedan Used as German Military Hospital

Description
Ink wash and charcoal sketch on paper. The work depicts the Château de Sedan, a castle in Sedan, France, while it was used as a German military hospital during World War I. The foreground of the drawing is dominated by a large cross in a circle which appears to have been cut in to the grass on the ground. The castle is shown behind the cross, with a flag, likely a hospital flag, flying on one of its peaked roofs.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1918-11
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
depicted
France: Champagne-Ardenne, Sedan
Physical Description
ink wash (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
card (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 7/8 in x 19 3/8 in; 32.7025 cm x 49.2125 cm
ID Number
AF.25868
catalog number
25868
accession number
64592
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
related event
Armistice of November 11, 1918
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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