Double Decked Wharf


Watercolor and charcoal sketch on paper board. The work depicts a double decked wharf at the American Base Port at Marseille in France. A large white ship is partially visible at the center of the painting, with brightly colored dazzle camouflage on on its hull. Several large orange cranes are next to the ship. Men are visible working on both the top and bottom levels of the wharf. Signed at the bottom left by the artist, "W.J. Aylward, A.E.F. '19." Also written at bottom is the title, "Double-decked Wharf - American Base Port at Marseille"

Date Made: 1919

Artist: Aylward, William James

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: FranceDepicted: France: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Marseilles

Related Event: World War I


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Credit Line: War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25654Catalog Number: 25654Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: SketchsketchOther Terms: Sketch; Charcoal; Watercolor

Physical Description: paper (overall material)charcoal; watercolor (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 23 in x 18 in; 58.42 cm x 45.72 cm


Record Id: nmah_450685

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