A View of Headquarters and Chaumont

Description
Pencil and watercolor sketch on paper. The work depicts the city of Chaumont, France, the site of the American Expeditionary Force headquarters during World War I. A stream and an open field dotted with trees in the foreground leads to a bluff, topped with buildings, in the background.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-03-23
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
pencil (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 11 1/4 in x 15 3/8 in; 28.575 cm x 39.0525 cm
sketch without frame: 6 13/16 in x 11 5/8 in; 17.30375 cm x 29.5275 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
depicted
France: Champagne-Ardenne, Chaumont
ID Number
AF*25917
catalog number
25917
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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