The Square at Echternach, Luxembourg


Colored sketch on thick white paper. This work depicts Place du Marche in the Luxembourgish village of Echternach on Luxembourg's border with German Rhineland at the close of World War I. Banners line the facade of Echternach's city hall in the foreground, and the steeples of the basilica rise from the background. The soldiers in the square are likely American, an Army truck is visible on the street to the right, and a Red Cross ambulance is on the street to the left.

Date Made: 1918-10

Artist: Smith, J. Andre

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced: Luxembourg: Echternach, Echternach

Related Event: World War I


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Credit Line: War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.26064Catalog Number: 26064Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: SketchOther Terms: Sketch; Mixed Media

Physical Description: paper (overall material)paper (sketch material)pencil (sketch production method/technique)colored pencil (sketch production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 11 3/4 in x 15 1/2 in; 29.845 cm x 39.37 cmsketch: 7 1/4 in x 11 in; 18.415 cm x 27.94 cm


Record Id: nmah_384044

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