On the Trail of the Hun - St. Mihiel Drive

Description
Watercolor and gouache drawing on paper. The work depicts an army on the march. The foreground features wagons ascending a hill; American soldiers ride in and walk along side the wagons. Half of the sky is covered by dark clouds. In the background on the left side are tents, while in the right background are the buildings of what appears to be a small town. Several airplanes are in the sky.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Aylward, William James
depicted
France: Lorraine, Saint-Mihiel
Physical Description
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall (with matte): 26 in x 34 1/16 in; 66.04 cm x 86.51875 cm
drawing without matte: 18 7/8 in x 26 5/8 in; 47.9425 cm x 67.6275 cm
ID Number
AF.25662
catalog number
25662
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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