Valley of the Marne at Mont St. Père


Charcoal, sanguine, and crayon drawing on heavy textured cream wove paper. The work depicts the town of Mont St. Père and the valley of the Marne from an aerial perspective. Mont St. Père is a shell-torn town clogged with troops, horses, and equipment passing through. A British airplane and an observation balloon are in the sky.

Date Made: 1918-07-26Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Harding, George Matthews

Location: Currently not on view

Related Event: World War I

Subject: Planes

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25753Catalog Number: 25753Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: drawing

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)pastel (overall production method/technique)sanguine (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 26 3/4 in x 19 1/2 in; 67.945 cm x 49.53 cm


Record Id: nmah_448000

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