American Officer Mess in the Cellar

Description
Graphite, charcoal, and ink wash sketch. Five officers sit around a table while another soldier serves them. The chair in the foreground is empty. On the table, a lamp illuminates the men's faces and casts shadows on the walls. A box telephone and two bottles of wine are among the items on the table. The sketch is done on white wove paper mounted on beige card that is ruled with decorative graphite lines.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
maker
Duncan, Walter Jack
Physical Description
graphite (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
ink wash (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 in x 12 in; 40.64 cm x 30.48 cm
sketch: 9 3/4 in x 8 in; 24.765 cm x 20.32 cm
referenced
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
ID Number
AF*25688
catalog number
25688
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
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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