Rolling Out a New Plane


Charcoal, graphite, and ink wash sketch on paper. The work depicts an airfield during World War I. An airplane, with French or British tail markings, is being pushed at the wings and at the tail by several men. A man on a tractor is visible just behind the plane's tail. In the background on the left are airplane hangars with planes in them.

Date Made: 1918

Artist: Peixotto, Ernest Clifford

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced: France: Centre-Val de Loire, Issoudun

Subject: Planes


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


Exhibition Location:

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25855Catalog Number: 25855Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 20 in; 27.94 cm x 50.8 cm


Record Id: nmah_445363

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