Left by the Hun - A 152 Millimeter Mortar

Charcoal sketch on white paper of two American soldiers standing next to a 152 millimeter German field Howitzer. The gun appears to have been left by retreating Germans. The soldiers are in uniform and the soldier at front is standing with his hands on his hips. There is a group of horses and an American soldier behind them to the left, and a large nondescript Howitzer behind them on the right. There are open, rolling fields in the far distance.
Currently on loan
date made
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
card stock (mat material)
card stock (frame material)
overall: 24 in x 18 in; 60.96 cm x 45.72 cm
sketch: 24 in x 18 in; 60.96 cm x 45.72 cm
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catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History