Gateway at Verdun

Description
A pencil and watercolor sketch on paper of a gateway into Verdun, France. The Meuse river flows in the foreground. A bridge over the river leads to a tall fortification gate with a French flag flying. Behind the gate is the town of Verdun; a church steeple rises over the other buildings of the town.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-11
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
pencil (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 12 1/16 in x 14 15/16 in; 30.63875 cm x 37.94125 cm
sketch without frame: 7 3/4 in x 11 1/16 in; 19.685 cm x 28.09875 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
depicted
Meuse
France: Lorraine, Verdun-sur-Meuse
ID Number
AF*25990
catalog number
25990
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

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