The Square at Echternach, Luxembourg

The Square at Echternach, Luxembourg

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Description
Colored sketch on thick white paper. This work depicts Place du Marche in the Luxembourgish village of Echternach on Luxembourg's border with German Rhineland at the close of World War I. Banners line the facade of Echternach's city hall in the foreground, and the steeples of the basilica rise from the background. The soldiers in the square are likely American, an Army truck is visible on the street to the right, and a Red Cross ambulance is on the street to the left.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sketch
Other Terms
Sketch; Mixed Media
date made
1918-10
artist
Smith, J. Andre
referenced
Luxembourg: Echternach, Echternach
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
paper (sketch material)
pencil (sketch production method/technique)
colored pencil (sketch production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 11 3/4 in x 15 1/2 in; 29.845 cm x 39.37 cm
sketch: 7 1/4 in x 11 in; 18.415 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
AF.26064
catalog number
26064
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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