The Engineer

Oil and watercolor painting on paper of two American soldiers while off duty during World War I. The soldiers are in uniform and sitting on a cot. The soldier on the right is wearing his helmet, with his rifle (probably an M1903 Springfield) propped on the cot next to him, reading a newspaper. The soldier on the left is smoking a cigarette and looking at the viewer. His helmet and bag are hanging on the wall above his head and there is a canteen at his feet. Signed by the artist at bottom left, "Harvey Dunn, 1918"
Currently on loan
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
place made
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
overall: 27 in x 19 7/16 in; 68.58 cm x 49.37125 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History