Street Barricade at Château-Thierry

Description
Charcoal, gouache, and watercolor drawing on paper mounted on brown board. The work depicts two American soldiers at a rubble barricade on a street in Château-Thierry, France. The two buildings on either side of the barricade are damaged. Several white buildings are in the background including one with the French word "Coiffeur" written near its roof. The sky is partly cloudy and a plane is flying overhead.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Aylward, William James
Physical Description
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22 1/4 in x 27 1/4 in; 56.515 cm x 69.215 cm
drawing: 21 1/4 in x 25 1/4 in; 53.975 cm x 64.135 cm
depicted
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
ID Number
AF*25667
catalog number
25667
accession number
64592
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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