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Frank M Williams

Frank M Williams

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Oil on illustration board. Portrait of Major Frank M. Williams. Williams wears the Distinguished Service Cross Medal and a large pin with two crossed devices in a wreath with a top supporting bar (resembles the Coast Artillery Corps insignia, but fot Williams possibly references his srevice in the Machine Gun Battalion) above the left breast pocket of his tunic. He also wears officer pins on his collar, the insignia of a Major on his shoulder loops, and a 82nd Infantry division insignia patch on the shoulder of his left arm sleeve. Williams holds a burning cigar in his right hand and possibly has a object tucked under his right arm. He has black/grey hair, brown eyes and a moustache. Williams' right hand has not been filled in with color. His signature in red crayon is in the lower left of the portrait. Catalogue card reads: One oil portriat of F.M. Williams, AEF, 1919, by Joseph Cummings Chase. A distinguished Service Cross Ribbon is painted in the upper left hand corner of the frame; Distinguished Service Medal Ribbon on lower left side of frame. Frame is antiqued. Printed account, w/copy of portrait of WWI exploits attached.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Painting
date made
1919
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Chase, Joseph Cummings
Chase, Joseph Cummings
artist
Chase, Joseph Cummings
Physical Description
oil (overall production method/technique)
illustration board (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 1/2 in x 18 in; 59.69 cm x 45.72 cm
ID Number
AF.58390M-A
catalog number
58390M-A
accession number
212053
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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