View of Chateau Thierry

Description
Pen and ink wash sketch with touches of graphite. Hills and battleground in distance. In the foreground, houses are being shelled; smoke rises from the shell targets. Parachutists in sky at left. The sketch is done on white wove paper mounted on tan card ruled with decorative lines. A printed label is attached to the mount beneath the sketch; it reads: "VIEW OF CHATEAU THIERRY/BY W. J. DUNCAN/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/2862"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-06-07
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
maker
Duncan, Walter Jack
Physical Description
ink wash (overall production method/technique)
graphite (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 16 in; 27.94 cm x 40.64 cm
sketch: 6 in x 10 1/8 in; 15.24 cm x 25.7175 cm
depicted
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
ID Number
AF*25704
catalog number
25704
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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