In the Trail of the Retreating Germans

Description
Charcoal sketch on paper of a mined road near Buzancy, France. The sketch shows a large crater, created by shell fire, that is partially filled with water. Two American soldiers stand on the lip of the crater. There are bare trees that surround the hole, and in the background there are houses.
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
charcoal (sketch production method/technique)
paper (sketch material)
paper (mount material)
Measurements
overall: 12 3/4 in x 16 1/4 in; 32.385 cm x 41.275 cm
sketch: 10 1/2 in x 12 1/8 in; 26.67 cm x 30.7975 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
referenced
France: Champagne-Ardenne, Buzancy
ID Number
AF*26000
catalog number
26000
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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