Relief Entering Nesle. (Detachment Fourth Infantry, U.S.A.)

Description
Charcoal, crayon, ink wash, and gouache on beige card. The work depicts American infantry soldiers entering the town of Nesle, France. The men march with their gear, while a soldier in the foreground looks on, with his back to the viewer. The town's buildings are damaged from shell; rubble is in the street.
Object Name
drawing
date made
1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Aylward, William James
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
wash (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 15/16 in x 24 in; 45.56125 cm x 60.96 cm
depicted
France: Picardie, Nesle
ID Number
AF*25663
catalog number
25663
accession number
64592
related event
World War I
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
Art
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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