The Village Square, Bouresches

The Village Square, Bouresches

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Description
Mounted sketch on paper. This work illustrates shell torn buildings during World War I in the French village of Bouresches. Rubble is scattered in the foreground while a tattered tree dominates the center of the composition, partially obscuring a deserted blue wagon behind it. Damage buildings crowd the background of the sketch demonstrating the devastation the conflict brought to the French countryside.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sketch
Other Terms
Sketch; Mixed Media
date made
1918
1918-08
artist
Smith, J. Andre
referenced
France: Hauts-de-France, Département de l'Aisne
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
paper (sketch material)
charcoal (sketch production method/technique)
watercolor (sketch production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 16 in; 30.48 cm x 40.64 cm
sketch: 9 1/2 in x 12 1/4 in; 24.13 cm x 31.115 cm
ID Number
AF.26062
catalog number
26062
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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