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, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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