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
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-08
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Harding, George Matthews
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
Place Made
Europe: France
depicted
France: Picardie, Sergy
ID Number
AF*25739
catalog number
25739
accession number
64592
subject
Combat Art
Art
World War I Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Military
Art
event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
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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