Boche Plane Falling in No Man's Land of Verdun Offensive

Boche Plane Falling in No Man's Land of Verdun Offensive

Description
Charcoal, pastel, and crayon on heavy textured wove paper. The work depicts a camouflaged German airplane falling out of the sky. On the ground are two deceased German soldiers in a machine gun nest. A tank and wire entanglements are outlined in the background.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1918-10
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Harding, George Matthews
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
mount: 31 7/8 in x 22 in; 80.9625 cm x 55.88 cm
sketch: 30 1/4 in x 19 7/8 in; 76.835 cm x 50.4825 cm
ID Number
AF.25738
catalog number
25738
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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