A Billet Village on the Marne

Description
A charcoal and watercolor sketch on paper. The sketch depicts a small village in France where American soldiers were billeted during World War I. The Marne river, seen here in the right background, was
the line a German offensive in the spring and summer of 1918.
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
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 11 15/16 in x 15 1/4 in; 30.32125 cm x 38.735 cm
sketch without frame: 8 7/8 in x 11 15/16 in; 22.5425 cm x 30.32125 cm
depicted
France: Champagne-Ardenne, Marne
ID Number
AF*25944
catalog number
25944
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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