Boche Snipers Hidden in Shell Potted Ruins

Boche Snipers Hidden in Shell Potted Ruins

Description
Charcoal and crayon sketch, with touches of graphite, on heavy cream wove paper. Two German soldiers peer out of the window of a shell-torn building. One soldier has a rifle pointed out of the window, through the slats of the shutters. A sign stenciled on the wall below the window has been partially erased; it reads "NACH FIS..." and has an arrow, pointing right, beneath it.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1918-08
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Harding, George Matthews
depicted
France: Picardie, Sergy
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 17 3/8 in x 23 3/8 in; 44.1325 cm x 59.3725 cm
ID Number
AF.25739
catalog number
25739
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
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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