Newly Arrived Troops Debarking at Brest


Charcoal and black ink wash sketch. A large ship is docked and troops walk down the gangplank onto land. Soldiers stand in the foreground and on the ship, waiting to disembark. The sketch is done on beige wove paper which is mounted on beige card that has been ruled with decorative graphite lines.

Date Made: 1918-07-22Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Duncan, Walter Jack

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: France: Brittany, Brest

Related Event: World War I

Subject: Ships

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.25697Catalog Number: 25697Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: ink wash (overall production method/technique)charcoal (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15 in x 19 1/2 in; 38.1 cm x 49.53 cmsketch: 10 1/4 in x 14 3/8 in; 26.035 cm x 36.5125 cm


Record Id: nmah_448077

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