American Graves at Menil-la-Tour

Description
Pencil and watercolor sketch on beige paper. The work depicts a cemetery with American graves at Ménil-la-Tour, France during World War I. There are several rows of graves, each marked with a cross. The graves have small mounds of earth in front of them and wreaths and American flags are sketched on most of the mounds. A barbed wire fence borders the cemetery in the left of the drawing.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-06
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
pencil (overall production method/technique)
color painting materials (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 11 3/4 in x 15 15/16 in; 29.845 cm x 40.48125 cm
sketch without frame: 7 1/16 in x 13 1/2 in; 17.93875 cm x 34.29 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
depicted
France: Lorraine, Ménil-la-Tour
ID Number
AF*25914
catalog number
25914
accession number
64592
subject
World War I Art
Combat Art
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
depicted
Krass, Peter. Portrait of War: The U.S. Army’s First Combat Artists and the Doughboys’ Experience in WWI

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