French Engineers Clearing Wreckage of Bridge Château-Thierry

Description
Charcoal, gouache, and oil on paper. The work depicts a group of French engineers (in blue uniforms) clearing the wreckage of a bridge in Château-Thierry, France. A section of the bridge has entirely collapsed into the water. On the left, two American soldiers sit on an intact section of the bridge. The shell-torn buildings of the town line the far side of the water.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Aylward, William James
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
oil (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19 in x 22 3/8 in; 48.26 cm x 56.8325 cm
depicted
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
ID Number
AF*25684A
catalog number
25684A
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
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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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