Soldiers' Billet

Soldiers' Billet

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Pen, ink wash, and graphite sketch of a soldiers' billet in a village near Chateau Thierry, France. An American soldier on a horse rides through a gateway that is connected on each side to a building with a thatched roof. Another soldier stands behind the wooden gate to the right in the sketch. More buildings can be seen in the background through gate. Sketch is on white paper mounted on tan card, which is ruled with decorative graphite lines. Signed at bottom right by the artist, "W.J. Duncan, June 9, '18".
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Object Name
date made
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1917 - 1918
associated person
War Department
Duncan, Walter Jack
France: Hauts-de-France, Château-Thierry
Physical Description
ink (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
overall: 10 3/4 in x 11 3/8 in; 27.305 cm x 28.8925 cm
sketch: 8 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 20.955 cm x 24.13 cm
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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
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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