The Sniper

Oil painting on canvas showing the aftermath of a raid during World War I. Depicted is a dead soldier lying on his back an empty dirt road. His rifle and helmet are lying on the ground beside him. There are two forms on the other side of the road, possibly more dead or wounded soldiers. There are two tall poles lining the road behind the soldier. In the background, fading into the distance at the end of the road, are several buildings. The scene is hazy and the sun is low on the horizon at right. Signed by the artist at bottom left, "Harvey Dunn, A.E.F. 1918"
Currently on loan
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
place made
Physical Description
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
sketch with frame: 29 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in x 1/2 in; 73.9775 cm x 46.0375 cm x 1.27 cm
sketch without frame: 24 in x 14 in; 60.96 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
related event
World War I
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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