Sniper at Chateau Thierry


Charcoal and gouache drawing on card taped to a white matte. The work depicts an American sniper lying prone on the ground with his Springfield rifle aimed to the right of the picture. A portion of a stone structure, likely a chimney, is behind him. The red tiles in the drawing indicate that he is on the roof of a building.

Date Made: ca 1918Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Aylward, William James

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced: France: Hauts-de-France, Ch√Ęteau-Thierry

Related Event: World War I


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military, Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, Military, World War I Art, Art, Combat Art, Art


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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25666Catalog Number: 25666Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: drawing

Physical Description: charcoal (possibly pastel) (overall production method/technique)gouache (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)matte (overall material)Measurements: overall (with matte): 28 in x 22 in; 71.12 cm x 55.88 cmdrawing itself (without matte): 18 in x 16 15/16 in; 45.72 cm x 43.02125 cm


Record Id: nmah_445409

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