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Creator:
John Singer Sargent, 1856–1925, American
Title:

Study for Gassed Soldiers

Date:
1918
Medium:
Charcoal and graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper mounted on card
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 1/2 x 24 1/4 inches (47 x 61.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in artist's hand in graphite lower left: "J.S. 310"

Watermark: "Michellet France"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Bequest of Joseph F. McCrindle, Yale LLB 1948
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2009.9.26
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
battlefield | death | figure study | gas | military art | military uniform | soldiers | war | world war | World War, 1914-1918
Associated Places:
France
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:6470
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The American artist John Singer Sargent was well over sixty when he went to France in 1918. He made a series of drawings at a casualty clearing station, where scores of men were being treated from the effects of mustard gas. These studies would no doubt have provided a resource for his famed monumental painting from 1919, Gassed, which depicts the aftermath of a mustard gas attack.

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