Place Turenne, Sedan

Description
Charcoal sketch on paper. The sketch depicts an empty city street. Flags fly from several of the buildings, while cannon occupy the far end of the street.
A catalog card indicates that an original label on the drawing read: "Drawing made the day before the French troops entered the city. The flags at the windows and the abandoned cannons are placed for this event [liberation of the city]. The nearer of the large buildings was a Soldatenheim [soldier's home] and the farther, the officers' club."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-11
associated person
War Department
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 3/4 in x 17 1/4 in; 37.465 cm x 43.815 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
depicted
France: Champagne-Ardenne, Sedan
ID Number
AF*25852
catalog number
25852
accession number
64592
subject
Military
Flags
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
World War I Art
Combat 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
referenced
Krass, Peter. Portrait of War: The U.S. Army’s First Combat Artists and the Doughboys’ Experience in WWI

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