Returning Refugees Hatton Chattel

Description
Charcoal, ink wash, and gouache drawing on beige textured paper. The work depicts refugees returning to a shell torn village in Hatton Chattel, 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.
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
depicted
France: Lorraine, Vigneulles-lès-Hattonchâtel
ID Number
AF*25664
catalog number
25664
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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