In the Church at Beaumont

Description
Mixed media sketch on paper. The sketch shows two American soldiers sitting in the open air in what was the interior of a church in France during World War I. The only surviving part of the church that is visible is the front wall. There are large piles of debris throughout the sketch, and one of the soldiers is sitting on a pile of rubble.
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
watercolor (sketch production method/technique)
pencil (sketch production method/technique)
paper (sketch material)
paper (mount material)
Measurements
overall: 15 3/4 in x 11 5/8 in; 40.005 cm x 29.5275 cm
sketch: 12 1/8 in x 7 3/4 in; 30.7975 cm x 19.685 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
referenced
France: Basse-Normandie, Beaumont-Hague
ID Number
AF*26007
catalog number
26007
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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