No Man's Land

No Man's Land

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A charcoal and watercolor drawing on paper of a typical scene in No Man's Land during World War I. Depicted is a deserted, empty ruin of tree stumps and barbed wire with smoke in the background. At left is a dead horse next to a human skull. At right is a dead soldier with a rifle staked into the ground and a helmet lying beside the rifle. There is a crashed airplane in the distance. Signed by the artist at bottom right, "Harvey Dunn, AEF, Oct. 1918"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Drawing
date made
1918-10
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
maker
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
place made
France
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
drawing with frame: 22 1/16 in x 31 1/16 in x 1/2 in; 56.03875 cm x 78.89875 cm x 1.27 cm
drawing without frame: 15 9/16 in x 24 in; 39.52875 cm x 60.96 cm
ID Number
AF.25711
catalog number
25711
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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