The River Front at Saumur

The River Front at Saumur

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Description
Charcoal and pencil sketch on paper. The sketch shows the buildings that line the waterfront of a city. The river is in the foreground and is bounded by a wall, with steps leading into the water. There are people along the river bank; two of them appear to be fishing. In the background is a large castle that rises above the town; this is the Château de Saumur. An original label on the drawing read, "A view of the city showing the chateau. The city is interesting as the location of an important American artillery school." On the reverse of the paper is a small sketch of an artillery gun.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
Other Terms
sketch; Mixed Media
date made
1918-07
artist
Smith, J. Andre
depicted
France: Pays de la Loire, Saumur
Physical Description
paper (mat board material)
paper (overall material)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
graphite (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 15 in; 27.94 cm x 38.1 cm
sketch: 7 3/8 in x 11 3/4 in; 18.7325 cm x 29.845 cm
ID Number
AF.26076
catalog number
26076
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Military
World War I Art
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Combat Art
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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