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On the Chateau Heights, Grandpre

On the Chateau Heights, Grandpre

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Charcoal and watercolor sketch on white paper, mounted on thick paper. Sketch shows shell torn buildings and trees on the right, and a church in the background on the left. The buildings have damaged roofs, and the trees look like they're dead. The church seems unharmed by shelling. There are fields in the distance.
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Object Name
date made
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
War Department
Smith, J. Andre
Smith, J. Andre
France: Grand Est, Grandpré
Physical Description
charcoal (sketch production method/technique)
watercolor (sketch production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
paper (sketch material)
overall: 12 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 39.37 cm
sketch: 8 1/2 in x 11 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 29.845 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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