Effects of Shell Explosion in Town


Charcoal sketch on white paper. The work depicts several damaged buildings in a village near Toul, France after a shell attack. A road winds through the sketch between the buildings and a church on the left. Three soldiers are shown walking along the road. A label attached to the cardboard under the sketch reads: "EFFECTS OF SHELL EXPLOSION IN TOWN/ON NORTH TOUL SECTOR/BY E. PEIXOTTO/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/2982"

Date Made: 1918-06Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Peixotto, Ernest Clifford

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: France: Grand Est, Toul

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.25824Catalog Number: 25824Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 17 3/4 in x 14 in; 45.085 cm x 35.56 cmsketch: 13 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 34.925 cm x 26.67 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-7ce4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_445255

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