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Watercolor view of Drancy transit camp by an inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2003.462.2

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    Overview

    Artwork Title
    Inmates Waiting at Drancy Transit Camp, December 1944
    Date
    creation:  1944 December
    depiction:  1944 December
    Geography
    creation: Drancy (Concentration camp); Drancy (France)
    depiction: Drancy (Concentration camp); Drancy (France)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    Signature
    front, bottom right corner, black watercolor : [artists's mark] Drancy / Dec 1944

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Paintings
    Physical Description
    Watercolor on thick paper depicting a panoramic view of an internment camp with a street and barbed wire fence extending diagonally down the left side. On the right is a group of people gathered in a multicolored plaza in front of 2 red brick barracks with gray gabled roofs. Behind them is a large, gray, 5 story block building with rows of windows and doors and a green field on right. On the opposite side of the street is a multicolored field. A line of tall trees screens a town of overlapping white buildings with red roofs in the background under a partially colored blue sky. The artist’s mark, location, and date are at the bottom. There are brown stains across the top and 2 black ink stamps on back.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 10.125 inches (25.718 cm) | Width: 14.250 inches (36.195 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, watercolor
    Inscription
    back, top left corner, pencil : ERLH 93
    back, top right corner, pencil : No 157
    back, left, stamped, black ink : STE FRANCO – AMERICAINE / PUBLI – AS / S.A.R.L. AU CAPITAL DE 50 MILLIONS / 121. RU? ??AUMUR / CEN. 00 – 01 [Franco - American Publi – AS Limited Liability Company, Societe a responsabilite limitee]
    back, right, stamped, black ink : STE FRANCO – AMERICAINE / I – AS / DE 50 MILLIONS / AUMUR / [CEN.] 00 – 01

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Drancy (Internament camp)

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The watercolor painting was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2003.
    Record last modified:
    2023-06-06 09:04:44
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