The Prisoner

The Prisoner

Description
Oil painting on canvas of a German prisoner being escorted through a shell-torn village by a group of American soldiers. The German prisoner, seen in the center of the painting, is wearing a stormtrooper helmet (stahlhelm) and a black uniform with red trim and is unarmed. He is surrounded by five American soldiers in olive drab uniforms who are carrying rifles with bayonets fixed (most likely M1903 Springfield rifles). On the left, another American soldier and a French soldier in a blue uniform are watching the group from behind the collapsed wall of a building. In the background on the right, four American soldiers are standing with another French soldier drinking coffee. There are shell-torn buildings in the background and piles of rubble on the ground. Signed at bottom left by the artist, 'Harvey Dunn, 18"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Painting
date made
1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
artist
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
place made
France
Physical Description
oil (overall production method/technique)
canvas (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28 5/8 in x 39 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 72.7075 cm x 100.33 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
AF.25723
catalog number
25723
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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