Last Remains of Montfaucon


Ink wash, black crayon, and graphite sketch of a road leading through what remains of a village. An ambulance stands before a shell-torn building; several wagons and soldiers are standing in the road. Part of a wall stands on the right. Airplanes in sky. Sketch is on beige wove paper mounted on tan card that has decorative ruled lines. Below the sketch is a printed label, attached to the tan mount, that reads: "THE LAST REMAINS OF MONTFAUCON/FIRST-AID DRESSING STATION/BY W. J. DUNCAN/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/2860."

Date Made: 1918-10-20Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentMaker: Duncan, Walter Jack

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: France: Grand Est, Montfaucon-d'Argonne

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.25702Catalog Number: 25702Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: ink wash (overall production method/technique)crayon (overall production method/technique)graphite (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13 1/8 in x 17 3/8 in; 33.3375 cm x 44.1325 cmsketch: 9 1/4 in x 13 1/2 in; 23.495 cm x 34.29 cm


Record Id: nmah_448074

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