The Main Square, Montabaur


Charcoal and graphite sketch on paper. The sketch shows three sides of the main square of Montabaur, a town in Germany that is about 20 kilometers northeast of Koblenz. The drawing is framed on the left by the large Neo-Gothic Town Hall and several timber-frame buildings. People are walking along the square, and in and out of the gothic arches of the Town Hall. There are two automobiles in the square (the catalog card indicates that they are Army trucks). In the background, is the Schloss Montabaur, or castle of Montabaur.

Date Made: 1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Peixotto, Ernest Clifford

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Rhineland Palatinate, MontabaurDepicted: Germany: Rhineland Palatinate, Montabaur

Depicted: ArchitectureRelated Event: World War I


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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25878Catalog Number: 25878Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)graphite (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 18 in x 15 3/4 in; 45.72 cm x 40.005 cm


Record Id: nmah_445348

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