Tanks Attacking Early September 26th Between Avocourt and Montfaucon

Description
Charcoal and pastel drawing on heavy beige textured laid paper. The subject of the drawing is a tank attack during World War I. In the foreground is a tank, most likely a Renault FT; in front of the tank are barbed-wire entanglements. Three more tanks are visible in the background. A man walks along the road. Smoke rises on the horizon.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
1918
associated date
1917-1918
referenced
1918-09-26
associated person
War Department
artist
Harding, George Matthews
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 29 1/2 in; 55.88 cm x 74.93 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
referenced
France: Lorraine, Montfaucon
ID Number
AF*25749
catalog number
25749
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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