Building the Hospital at Bazoilles

Description
Mixed media sketch on paper. A complex of buildings and temporary structures make up the hospital at Bazoilles, which was one of the largest hospitals in France during World War I. An inscription beneath the drawing reads, "Showing an extension of the hospital; workmen shown here are Chinese. The hospital will eventually provide 10,000 beds. The ward buildings are built on both sides of the river."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-06
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
color painting material (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 10 1/2 in x 15 3/4 in; 26.67 cm x 40.005 cm
sketch without frame: 6 3/4 in x 11 5/8 in; 17.145 cm x 29.5275 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
ID Number
AF*25959
catalog number
25959
accession number
64592
subject
World War I Art
Art
Combat 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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