Prisoners and Wounded

Prisoners and Wounded

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Charcoal, watercolor, and pastel painting on beige paper of German prisoners and wounded American soldiers. Depicted at center are five German soldier prisoners in blue and black uniforms with red trim. They are supporting a stretcher on their shoulders which is carrying a wounded American soldier covered in a blanket. To the left of the Germans are two severely wounded American soldiers, one with a bandaged and bloody arm who is supporting the second soldier with his arm around his shoulder. To the right of the Germans is another wounded American soldier with bloody bandages wrapped around his shoulder and his arm in a sling. Behind these soldiers are rows of other American soldiers in uniform, with helmets and rifles with bayonets, and one German prisoner wearing an officer uniform. Portions of barbed wire can be seen in the background at left. The soldiers appear to be marching down a road. Signed at bottom left by the artist, "Harvey Dunn, AEF, Oct. 1918"
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Object Name
date made
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
place made
Physical Description
pastel (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
white frame: 20 1/16 in x 31 1/16 in; 50.95875 cm x 78.89875 cm
sketch: 16 1/8 in x 26 5/16 in; 40.9575 cm x 66.8655 cm
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catalog number
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
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
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National Museum of American History
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