Field of Belleau

Description
A charcoal and pencil sketch on paper. This landscape shows the view from the village of Belleau looking towards Belleau Wood. Trenches and foxholes constructed by the German soldiers are in the foreground. Stielhandgranate (stick grenades) litter the ground around this abandoned German position.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-08-03
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pencil (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 12 1/8 in x 15 3/16 in; 30.7975 cm x 38.57625 cm
sketch without frame: 9 1/4 in x 12 in; 23.495 cm x 30.48 cm
depicted
France: Picardie, Belleau
France: Picardie, Bois de Belleau
ID Number
AF*25985
catalog number
25985
accession number
64592
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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