Graphite, black crayon, and sanguine crayon sketch highlighted with turquoise gouache (or conte crayon). The scene is of a road lined with houses. A dead horse in the road is surrounded by descending crows. The half-timber houses are in ruins. Turquoise clouds in the background. The sketch is done on brown wove paper and then mounted on tan card. An inscription on the lower edge of the mount reads: "Front held by the 88th Division, October, 1918./Balschwiller, Alsace."
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