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
date made
1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Aylward, William James
depicted
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
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
ID Number
AF.25684A
catalog number
25684A
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
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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