American Graves at Menil-la-Tour


Pencil and watercolor sketch on beige paper. The work depicts a cemetery with American graves at Ménil-la-Tour, France during World War I. There are several rows of graves, each marked with a cross. The graves have small mounds of earth in front of them and wreaths and American flags are sketched on most of the mounds. A barbed wire fence borders the cemetery in the left of the drawing.

Date Made: 1918-06Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Smith, J. Andre

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: France: Grand Est, Ménil-la-Tour

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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Related Publication: Krass, Peter. Portrait of War: The U.S. Army’s First Combat Artists and the Doughboys’ Experience in WWI

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25914Catalog Number: 25914Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: pencil (overall production method/technique)color painting materials (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: sketch with frame: 11 3/4 in x 15 15/16 in; 29.845 cm x 40.48125 cmsketch without frame: 7 1/16 in x 13 1/2 in; 17.93875 cm x 34.29 cm


Record Id: nmah_445413

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