The Castle Sedan Used as German Military Hospital


Ink wash and charcoal sketch on paper. The work depicts the Château de Sedan, a castle in Sedan, France, while it was used as a German military hospital during World War I. The foreground of the drawing is dominated by a large cross in a circle which appears to have been cut in to the grass on the ground. The castle is shown behind the cross, with a flag, likely a hospital flag, flying on one of its peaked roofs.

Date Made: 1918-11

Artist: Peixotto, Ernest Clifford

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: France: Grand Est, Sedan

Related Event: Armistice of November 11, 1918World War I


See more items in: Political and Military History: 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.25868Catalog Number: 25868Accession Number: 6459264592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: ink wash (overall production method/technique)charcoal (overall production method/technique)card (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 7/8 in x 19 3/8 in; 32.7025 cm x 49.2125 cm


Record Id: nmah_445359

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