French Village

Title

French Village

Creator

Henry Varnum Poor
American, 1887-1970

Date

1918

Description

When the United States entered World War I, Henry Varnum Poor was drafted and sent to France in August 1918. Although offered an officer’s commission, he elected to serve as a private, figuring it would give him more time to draw. This watercolor, a fall scene featuring an unknown village in France, was likely painted in the weeks surrounding the armistice that brought the war to the end.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Stone

Identifier

85.17

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.

Format

Watercolor on paper; 11-3/16 x 15-3/8 in. (28.4 x 39 cm)