Unloading Ship at Bassen Docks

Unloading Ship at Bassen Docks

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A charcoal and watercolor sketch on paper of cranes unloaded a ship at Bassen Docks in Bordeaux, France. At top right is a crane lifting a camouflaged jeep. A white ship is in the background with a large smokestack at the left. There is a train locomotive in the left foreground bellowing smoke and two white horses, harnessed, standing in front of the train. Soldiers and workers are scattered around the ship and the docks, pushing carts, loading wagons, and observing the unloading. Signed at bottom right by the artist, "W.J. Aylward, A.E.F. '19"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sketch
Other Terms
Sketch; Charcoal; Watercolor
date made
1919
artist
Aylward, William James
place made
France
depicted
France: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Bordeaux
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
wash (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 18 1/2 in x 23 in; 46.99 cm x 58.42 cm
ID Number
AF.25678
catalog number
25678
accession number
64592
World War I
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Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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