American Officer Mess in the Cellar


Graphite, charcoal, and ink wash sketch. Five officers sit around a table while another soldier serves them. The chair in the foreground is empty. On the table, a lamp illuminates the men's faces and casts shadows on the walls. A box telephone and two bottles of wine are among the items on the table. The sketch is done on white wove paper mounted on beige card that is ruled with decorative graphite lines.

Date Made: ca 1918Associated 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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Credit Line: War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25688Catalog Number: 25688Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: graphite (overall production method/technique)charcoal (overall production method/technique)ink wash (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 16 in x 12 in; 40.64 cm x 30.48 cmsketch: 9 3/4 in x 8 in; 24.765 cm x 20.32 cm


Record Id: nmah_448065

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