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155mm Howitzer 1918

155mm Howitzer 1918

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Description
Charcoal and watercolor on paper. Soldiers firing a line of 155mm howitzers into the dark in a World War I engagement. Barbed wire runs in front of the guns.
Lines of wire entanglements, like the one depicted here, were used to prevent advances across the No Man's Land between the parallel lines of enemy trenches.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
painting
date made
1918
Circa 1918
ca 1918
associated date
1918
artist
Stanley-Brown, Rudolph
associated place
Europe
Physical Description
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paint (overall material)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
illustration board (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 1/4 in x 27 1/2 in; 43.815 cm x 69.85 cm
ID Number
AF.59729M
catalog number
59729M
accession number
216896
subject
Guns
Soldiers
Battle Scenes
Trees
Landscape
World War I
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Art
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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