The Boche Looter

The Boche Looter

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Description
A charcoal, oil, pastel, and watercolor drawing on paper of a German (or "Boche") soldier looting during World War I. The soldier is wearing a dark green uniform, a steel helmet, and holding a rifle with fixed bayonet. He is dragging a large white bag full of looted items, and is carrying several brass candlsticks and other objects, possibly garments. There is an umbrella lying at his feet. The soldier is walking on a cobbled road next to a stone wall and is looking back over his shoulder at the viewer. Signed at bottom left by the artist, "Harvey Dunn, AEF"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Drawing
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
maker
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
place made
France
Physical Description
pastel (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
oil (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
drawing with frame: 29 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in x 1/2 in; 73.9775 cm x 46.0375 cm x 1.27 cm
drawing without frame: 24 1/4 in x 13 3/4 in; 61.595 cm x 34.925 cm
ID Number
AF.25716
catalog number
25716
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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