View of Chateau Thierry


Pen and ink wash sketch with touches of graphite. Hills and battleground in distance. In the foreground, houses are being shelled; smoke rises from the shell targets. Parachutists in sky at left. The sketch is done on white wove paper mounted on tan card ruled with decorative lines. A printed label is attached to the mount beneath the sketch; it reads: "VIEW OF CHATEAU THIERRY/BY W. J. DUNCAN/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/2862"

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

Associated Person: War DepartmentMaker: Duncan, Walter Jack

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: 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.25704Catalog Number: 25704Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: ink wash (overall production method/technique)graphite (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 16 in; 27.94 cm x 40.64 cmsketch: 6 in x 10 1/8 in; 15.24 cm x 25.7175 cm


Record Id: nmah_448072

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