Sniper at Chateau Thierry

Description
Charcoal and gouache drawing on card taped to a white matte. The work depicts an American sniper lying prone on the ground with his Springfield rifle aimed to the right of the picture. A portion of a stone structure, likely a chimney, is behind him. The red tiles in the drawing indicate that he is on the roof of a building.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Aylward, William James
Physical Description
charcoal (possibly pastel) (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
matte (overall material)
Measurements
overall (with matte): 28 in x 22 in; 71.12 cm x 55.88 cm
drawing itself (without matte): 18 in x 16 15/16 in; 45.72 cm x 43.02125 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
referenced
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
ID Number
AF*25666
catalog number
25666
accession number
64592
subject
Combat Art
Art
World War I Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Military
Art
event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat 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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