German Outpost, Montfaucon


Charcoal sketch on light green paper. The sketch shows a German outpost at Montfaucon, France during World War I. The outpost consists of a large trench with walls reinforced by wooden posts. The upper left corner of an entryway, perhaps to an underground shelter, is just visible in the trench. Glued to the card underneath the sketch is a label that reads "GERMAN OUTPOST, MONFAUCON/Looking toward Hill 204/BY E. PEIXOTTO/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/2990."

Date Made: ca 1918Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Peixotto, Ernest Clifford

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: France: Grand Est, Montfaucon-d'Argonne

Related Event: World War I


See more items in: Military and Society: Armed Forces History, Military, Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, Military, World War I Art, Art, Combat Art, Art


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Credit Line: War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25832Catalog Number: 25832Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)pencil (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14 1/4 in x 22 in; 36.195 cm x 55.88 cmsketch: 10 1/2 in x 13 3/8 in; 26.67 cm x 33.9725 cm


Record Id: nmah_445247

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