- John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London)
- Watercolor and graphite on white wove paper
- 13 3/8 x 20 7/8 in. (34 x 53 cm)
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- Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950
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In summer 1918, Sargent traveled to France as an official war artist for the British government. Commissioned to paint a picture commemorating the joint efforts of American and British troops, he spent four months along the Western Front in France and Belgium, sketching and painting in watercolor as he searched for a subject. In this watercolor, Sargent records a camp scene with vehicles, but seems to delight in rendering the trees with his expressive technique and filling the foreground (probably unfinished) with large passages of pigment.