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Ruins in the Main Square Fere-En-Tardenois

Ruins in the Main Square Fere-En-Tardenois

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Description
Charcoal drawing on paper. The work depicts several damaged buildings in the main square of Fère-en-Tardenois, France during World War I. A church with a tall spire and a cross atop its peaked roof dominates the center of the work. A smaller, perhaps residential, building in the foreground is partially collapsed, with debris spilling out of the exposed second floor interior.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-08
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
depicted
France: Hauts-de-France, Fère-en-Tardenois
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 3/8 in x 17 1/2 in; 59.3725 cm x 44.45 cm
sketch: 19 3/4 in x 15 1/4 in; 50.165 cm x 38.735 cm
ID Number
AF.25859
catalog number
25859
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
subject
Church
World War I
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
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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