The Plains of Is-sur-Tille

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1918-07-12
artist
Smith, J. Andre
depicted
France: Bourgogne, Is-sur-Tille
Physical Description
paper (mat board material)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
AF.26070
catalog number
26070
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
related event
World War I
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
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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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