Battle of the Marne

Description
Pastel and watercolor drawing on paper of American soldiers advancing during the Second Battle of the Marne. Soldiers in uniform with guns and bayonets drawn advance up a hill that is covered in long grass with blue and red flowers. In the background at left is a cluster of trees, one of which has almost been cut in half and leans in the direction of the soldiers. In the background at right is a war torn village. The sky overhead is full of dark blue and gray clouds.
Location
Currently on loan
date made
1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
artist
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
depicted
France: Champagne-Ardenne, Marne
Physical Description
pastel (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
paper (mount material)
Measurements
overall: 26 in x 33 in; 66.04 cm x 83.82 cm
sketch: 18 3/4 in x 25 1/4 in; 47.625 cm x 64.135 cm
ID Number
AF.67520M
catalog number
67520M
accession number
229290
Credit Line
Mrs. Harvey Dunn
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
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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