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Brieulles-Sur-Meuse

Brieulles-Sur-Meuse

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Description
Charcoal sketch of a large shell-torn building and several other smaller buildings. The large building has been almost cut in half, from the roof to the ground, by a shell. The sketch is done on thin greenish paper, which is attached to slightly thicker card of the same size. This mount is then taped to a large piece of thick cardboard at each of its corners. There are two labels attached to the large cardboard mount. The first reads: "BRIEULLES-SUR-MEUSE/BY E. PIEXOTTO/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/2972." The second label is typed and reads "Dun and Brieulles were both the/scenes of fierce fighting in the/Argonne Campaign."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
depicted
France: Grand Est, D├ępartement de la Meuse
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 13 3/4 in x 18 in; 34.925 cm x 45.72 cm
sketch: 11 in x 14 1/8 in; 27.94 cm x 35.8775 cm
ID Number
AF.25814
catalog number
25814
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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