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Battle of the Marne

Battle of the Marne

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Description
Pastel and watercolor drawing on paper of American soldiers advancing during the Second Battle of the Marne. Soldiers in uniform with guns and bayonets drawn advance up a hill that is covered in long grass with blue and red flowers. In the background at left is a cluster of trees, one of which has almost been cut in half and leans in the direction of the soldiers. In the background at right is a war torn village. The sky overhead is full of dark blue and gray clouds.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Drawing
date made
1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
artist
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
depicted
France: Grand Est, Marne
Physical Description
pastel (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
paper (mount material)
Measurements
overall: 26 in x 33 in; 66.04 cm x 83.82 cm
sketch: 18 3/4 in x 25 1/4 in; 47.625 cm x 64.135 cm
ID Number
AF.67520M
catalog number
67520M
accession number
229290
Credit Line
Mrs. Harvey Dunn
World War I
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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