Front Held by the 88th Division

Description
Graphite, black crayon, and sanguine crayon sketch highlighted with turquoise gouache (or conte crayon). The scene is of a road lined with houses. A dead horse in the road is surrounded by descending crows. The half-timber houses are in ruins. Turquoise clouds in the background. The sketch is done on brown wove paper and then mounted on tan card. An inscription on the lower edge of the mount reads: "Front held by the 88th Division, October, 1918./Balschwiller, Alsace."
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1918-10
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
maker
Duncan, Walter Jack
department where Balschwiller is lcoated
France: Alsace, Haut-Rhin
Physical Description
pencil (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 7/8 in x 15 1/16 in; 27.6225 cm x 38.25875 cm
sketch: 8 5/8 in x 13 in; 21.9075 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
AF*25704B
catalog number
25704B
accession number
64592
related event
World War I
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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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