The Boche Looter


A charcoal, oil, pastel, and watercolor drawing on paper of a German (or "Boche") soldier looting during World War I. The soldier is wearing a dark green uniform, a steel helmet, and holding a rifle with fixed bayonet. He is dragging a large white bag full of looted items, and is carrying several brass candlsticks and other objects, possibly garments. There is an umbrella lying at his feet. The soldier is walking on a cobbled road next to a stone wall and is looking back over his shoulder at the viewer. Signed at bottom left by the artist, "Harvey Dunn, AEF"

Date Made: ca 1918Associated Date: 1917 - 1918

Associated Person: Dunn, Harvey ThomasMaker: Dunn, Harvey Thomas

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France

Related 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.25716Catalog Number: 25716Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: Drawing

Physical Description: pastel (overall production method/technique)watercolor (overall production method/technique)oil (overall production method/technique)charcoal (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: drawing with frame: 29 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in x 1/2 in; 73.9775 cm x 46.0375 cm x 1.27 cmdrawing without frame: 24 1/4 in x 13 3/4 in; 61.595 cm x 34.925 cm


Record Id: nmah_447416

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