American Soldiers


Very light ink wash and brush with touches of graphite. This interior scene is framed by the sloping roof of a loft. In the left foreground, a soldier sits on a cot holding his gun. A sword hangs on the wall in the right of the sketch. Two more soldiers can be seen through a doorway on the back wall of the loft. The sketch is done on beige wove paper mounted on beige card which is ruled in graphite. A label below the sketch, mounted on the card, reads: "AMERICAN SOLDIERS/Quartered in the loft of an old barn on the/outskirts of Chateau Thierry/BY W. J. DUNCAN/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/2847"

Date Made: 1918-06-07Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentMaker: Duncan, Walter Jack

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced: France: Hauts-de-France, Ch√Ęteau-Thierry

Related Event: World War I


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military, Military, Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, World War I Art, Art, Combat Art, Art


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25689Catalog Number: 25689Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: ink wash (overall production method/technique)graphite (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 5/8 in x 16 in; 29.5275 cm x 40.64 cmsketch: 6 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 17.145 cm x 26.035 cm


Record Id: nmah_448062

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