The Plains of Is-sur-Tille

Charcoal sketch, with touches of watercolor, on paper. This landscape shows a flat expanse with a river in the background. At the left are men working, a locomotive, and a structure with a smokestack and another tall projectile. On the opposite side of the river, across the bridge, these same structures are repeated. In the foreground are several large, uncut lumber logs with men in between them. The catalog card for this drawing indicates that the men are troops engaged in erecting buildings.
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Object Name
date made
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
paper (mat board material)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
overall: 9 15/16 in x 16 in; 25.24125 cm x 40.64 cm
sketch: 6 1/2 in x 13 1/4 in; 16.51 cm x 33.655 cm
France: Bourgogne, Is-sur-Tille
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
related event
World War I
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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