Mine Crater, on the Road to Varennes

Mine Crater, on the Road to Varennes

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
Charcoal, ink wash, and crayon sketch on white paper. The drawing depicts a large crater, filled with water, on a road to Varennes, France. The ridges around the crater are lined with American soldiers. Museum records pertaining to this object indicate: "This great mine crater, 160 feet wide, was in the main road and American engineers are here seen lowering its top and filling it in preparatory to bridging it over."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
referenced
France: Grand Est, Varennes-en-Argonne
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
ink wash (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 5/8 in x 20 in; 37.1475 cm x 50.8 cm
ID Number
AF.25847
catalog number
25847
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
See more items in
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object