Effects of Shell Explosion in Town

Effects of Shell Explosion in Town

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Description
Charcoal sketch on white paper. The work depicts several damaged buildings in a village near Toul, France after a shell attack. A road winds through the sketch between the buildings and a church on the left. Three soldiers are shown walking along the road. A label attached to the cardboard under the sketch reads: "EFFECTS OF SHELL EXPLOSION IN TOWN/ON NORTH TOUL SECTOR/BY E. PEIXOTTO/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/2982"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-06
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
depicted
France: Grand Est, Toul
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 17 3/4 in x 14 in; 45.085 cm x 35.56 cm
sketch: 13 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 34.925 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
AF.25824
catalog number
25824
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
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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