Front Held by the 88th Division


Graphite, black crayon, and sanguine crayon sketch highlighted with turquoise gouache (or conte crayon). The scene is of a road lined with houses. A dead horse in the road is surrounded by descending crows. The half-timber houses are in ruins. Turquoise clouds in the background. The sketch is done on brown wove paper and then mounted on tan card. An inscription on the lower edge of the mount reads: "Front held by the 88th Division, October, 1918./Balschwiller, Alsace."

Date Made: 1918-10Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentMaker: Duncan, Walter Jack

Location: Currently not on view

Department Where Balschwiller Is Located: France: Grand Est, D├ępartement du Haut-Rhin

Related Event: World War I


See more items in: Military and Society: 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.25704BCatalog Number: 25704BAccession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: pencil (overall production method/technique)crayon (overall production method/technique)gouache (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 7/8 in x 15 1/16 in; 27.6225 cm x 38.25875 cmsketch: 8 5/8 in x 13 in; 21.9075 cm x 33.02 cm


Record Id: nmah_448070

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