A Forced Landing

Description
Pencil and crayon sketch on paper. The work depicts an airplane which has crashed on a sand beach while making a forced landing during World War I. The airplane is virtually upright, resting on its engine housing and wings with its tail sticking into the air. Three people are gathered to the immediate right of the airplane with a fourth person running toward them.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
pencil (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 11 5/8 in x 15 1/4 in; 29.5275 cm x 38.735 cm
sketch without frame: 7 1/8 in x 11 1/4 in; 18.0975 cm x 28.575 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
referenced
France: Lorraine, Colombey-les-Belles
ID Number
AF*25928
catalog number
25928
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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