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Walking Cases

Walking Cases

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Description
Charcoal, pastel, and watercolor drawing on paper of two wounded American soldiers resting on their way back from the firing line. The soldiers are sitting in the grass with their backs against the wall of a ruined building. The soldier on the left is in uniform with his shirt partially removed and is wrapping a bandage around his wounded and bleeding arm. The soldier on the right is in uniform with a helmet and gas mask and is looking straight off into the distance. His left shin is bandaged and bleeding. A large sack with a helmet resting on top is propped against the wall at right. There is a large hole in the wall, probably from an exploding shell. Signed by the artist at bottom left, "Harvey Dunn, AEF, 1918"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Drawing
date made
1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
artist
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
place made
France
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
drawing with frame: 24 in x 30 1/16 in x 1/2 in; 60.96 cm x 76.35875 cm x 1.27 cm
drawing without frame: 19 in x 26 in; 48.26 cm x 66.04 cm
ID Number
AF.25726C
catalog number
25726C
accession number
64592
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
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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