Harlequin Freighters

Harlequin Freighters

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Description
Charcoal and watercolor sketch matted on brown matte with blue inner border. Two freight ships at right are shown in the harbor at St. Nazaire, France. The ships are painted with brightly-colored dazzle camouflage in blue, white, green, and pink. To the left are docks and cranes. A rowboat with two people in it passes in front of the ships. Smoke is visible from the smoke stacks in the background. Signed at bottom left by the artist, "J. Andre Smith / St. Nazaire, July '18."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
July 1918
artist
Smith, J. Andre
Place Made
France: Pays de la Loire, Saint-Nazaire
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
charcoal; watercolor (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 11 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 39.37 cm
ID Number
AF.25994
accession number
64592
catalog number
25994
World War I
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Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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This painting is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum, in the presentation about WWI embedded artists.

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