Verdun Offensive

Verdun Offensive

Description
Charcoal and crayon drawing on textured cream wove paper. The paper is mounted on heavy brown cardboard. Troops on foot and mounted on horses in foreground. A line of heavy artillery and soldiers dominate the center of the drawing. Smoke plumes trail out of the artillery guns; the background is misty with smoke.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Harding, George Matthews
depicted
France: Lorraine, Verdun-sur-Meuse
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 1/4 in x 28 3/16 in; 51.435 cm x 71.59625 cm
ID Number
AF.25730
catalog number
25730
accession number
64592
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
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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