Exhibitions/ Art Object

The Great Nave: Wounded Soldiers Performing Arms Drill at the End of Their Medical Treatment

Artist:
Unknown (French)
Date:
1916
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 21.9 x 27.9 cm (8 5/8 x 11 in.) Mount: 28 x 34.7 cm (11 x 13 11/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.317
Not on view
During World War I, wounded soldiers who had been sent to Paris to recover were drilled in the cavernous Grand Palais to prepare them for a return to the front.
Signature: Printed on mount recto below print: "La Grande Nef / Le maniement des armes des blessés en fin de traitement"

Inscription: Letterpress on mount recto, BC: "LA GRANDE NEF // Le maniement d'armes des blessés en fin de traitement."
[Alain Paviot, Paris & Galerie F, Paris]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, December 1, 1997

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "As It Happened: Photographs from the Gilman Paper Company Collection," May 7, 2002–August 25, 2002.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ""Our Future Is In The Air": Photographs from the 1910s," November 10, 2010–April 10, 2011.

Szarkowski, John. Photography Until Now. New York: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1989. p. 171.



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