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Merviller

Merviller

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Description
Charcoal and ink wash sketch on paper. This rough sketch depicts a village street with a camouflage apparatus hung over the street. Soldiers are in the thoroughfare, under the camouflage screen. The museum's catalogue card for this drawing reads, "The road through Merviller is on the slope of a hill and is exposed to German observation. But by the use overhead camouflage screening, one strip of which is here shown, the traffic along this road is entirely concealed."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-04
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
pencil (overall material)
paper (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in x 14 in; 24.13 cm x 35.56 cm
sketch: 9 3/16 in x 13 1/2 in; 23.368 cm x 34.29 cm
ID Number
AF.26014
catalog number
26014
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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World War I Art
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Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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