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The Castle Sedan Used as German Military Hospital

The Castle Sedan Used as German Military Hospital

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Description
Ink wash and charcoal sketch on paper. The work depicts the Château de Sedan, a castle in Sedan, France, while it was used as a German military hospital during World War I. The foreground of the drawing is dominated by a large cross in a circle which appears to have been cut in to the grass on the ground. The castle is shown behind the cross, with a flag, likely a hospital flag, flying on one of its peaked roofs.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-11
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
depicted
France: Grand Est, Sedan
Physical Description
ink wash (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
card (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 7/8 in x 19 3/8 in; 32.7025 cm x 49.2125 cm
ID Number
AF.25868
catalog number
25868
accession number
64592
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
Armistice of November 11, 1918
World War I
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
Art
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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