American Officer Mess in the Cellar

American Officer Mess in the Cellar

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Description
Graphite, charcoal, and ink wash sketch. Five officers sit around a table while another soldier serves them. The chair in the foreground is empty. On the table, a lamp illuminates the men's faces and casts shadows on the walls. A box telephone and two bottles of wine are among the items on the table. The sketch is done on white wove paper mounted on beige card that is ruled with decorative graphite lines.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
maker
Duncan, Walter Jack
referenced
France: Hauts-de-France, Château-Thierry
Physical Description
graphite (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
ink wash (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 in x 12 in; 40.64 cm x 30.48 cm
sketch: 9 3/4 in x 8 in; 24.765 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
AF.25688
catalog number
25688
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
World War I Art
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Combat Art
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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