Bridge at St. Mihiel

Bridge at St. Mihiel

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Description
A charcoal and watercolor sketch on beige paper mounted on brown frame of a bridge at St. Mihiel. The bridge in the center of the sketch appears to have collapsed, but a portion of it is still standing on land with a stone arch near the base. Two soldiers, one wearing brown and one wearing blue (possibly American and French respectively) are seen on the left in front of the bridge. Two other soldiers are also seen on the right near a tall building that is partially damaged. A person is seen under the bridge as well as two people far in the distance beyond the bridge. A river flows on the left in which the bridge was supposed to cross and a reflection can be seen. A pole with wires are seen on the right. The sketch is mostly complete, but not very detailed. The sketch is painted completely. The bridge is colored black, light brown, and some empty spots for the paper to fill in. The sky is painted light blue. The building on the right is painted brown-red tint. The ground has a brown-red tint to it.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sketch
date made
1918-11
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
War Department
Smith, J. Andre
maker
Smith, J. Andre
depicted
France: Grand Est, Saint-Mihiel
Physical Description
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 12 1/2 in x 15 15/16 in; 31.75 cm x 40.48125 cm
sketch without frame: 9 1/2 in x 14 1/4 in; 24.13 cm x 36.195 cm
ID Number
AF.25957
catalog number
25957
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
subject
Bridges
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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