The Rhine Looking Down Stream from Coblenz

The Rhine Looking Down Stream from Coblenz

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Description
This pencil sketch of the Rhine River was drawn at the close of World War I by one of the official American Expeditionary Forces soldier-artists. Reaching the Rhine was a major objective of the AEF during the war. The American occupation of the German city of Koblenz began in December 1918, after November's armistice.
In this sketch, the Rhine River is in the foreground. Across the river, the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress sits atop a hill. This fortress served as the US Army's headquarters during the occupation.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sketch
date made
1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
War Department
Smith, J. Andre
artist
Smith, J. Andre
Place Made
Germany
depicted
Germany: Rhineland Palatinate, Koblenz
Physical Description
pencil (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/4 in x 15 1/2 in; 31.115 cm x 39.37 cm
sketch: 6 3/4 in x 11 3/8 in; 17.145 cm x 28.8925 cm
ID Number
AF.26041
catalog number
26041
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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