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A Billet at Rangeval

A Billet at Rangeval

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A pencil, charcoal, and watercolor sketch on paper of a billet at Rangeval, France. The scene is of the top floor of a stable where the soldiers are quartered. Several soldiers are at the far end of the loft.
An original label for the sketch read, "This shows the hay loft of a huge stable. The men arrange their bunks in the straw and along the wall. The great shell hole in the roof (the result of former fighting) admits light and air and especially rain. But those men whose beds are exposed to the elements have stretched their ponchos tent-fashion and are enjoying a sort of inside-out existence."
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Object Name
date made
associated date
associated person
War Department
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
pencil (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
sketch with frame: 14 1/4 in x 10 7/8 in; 36.195 cm x 27.6225 cm
sketch without frame: 10 3/4 in x 8 11/16 in; 27.305 cm x 22.06625 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
World War I Art
Combat Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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