Returning Refugees Hattonchatel

Description
Charcoal, ink wash, and gouache drawing on beige textured paper. The work depicts refugees returning to a shell torn village in Hattonchatel, France. Older men, women, children, sheep and a mule laden with clothing gather in front of a severely damaged building. An American soldier is standing in the center of the drawing. In the foreground on the left, a man in dark clothes stands looking at the crowd.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Aylward, William James
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
wash (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 7/16 in x 25 1/4 in; 51.91125 cm x 64.135 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
depicted
France: Lorraine, Vigneulles-lès-Hattonchâtel
ID Number
AF*25664
catalog number
25664
accession number
64592
subject
Combat Art
Art
World War I Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Military
Art
event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat 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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