Machine Gun Emplacement

Description
Oil painting on canvas of an American machine gun emplacement at Seicheprey, France. Two American soldiers in olive drab uniforms are sitting in the middle of a cemetery next to their Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun. There are tombstones all around the soldiers, some of which have toppled over. A section of the rock wall surrounding the cemetery has been partially destroyed at right, giving the machine gunners a better sight line. The soldiers have positioned the gun on the rubble from the ruined wall, with the barrel of the gun pointing out of the cemetery. Signed by the artist at bottom left, "Harvey Dunn, Saishprey [sic], AEF"
Location
Currently on loan
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
artist
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
depicted
France: Lorraine, Meurthe-et-Moselle
Physical Description
oil (overall production method/technique)
canvas (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26 in x 39 3/4 in x 1 9/16 in; 66.04 cm x 100.965 cm x 3.96875 cm
ID Number
AF.25709
catalog number
25709
accession number
64592
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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