Boche Snipers Hidden in Shell Potted Ruins

Boche Snipers Hidden in Shell Potted Ruins

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Description
Charcoal and crayon sketch, with touches of graphite, on heavy cream wove paper. Two German soldiers peer out of the window of a shell-torn building. One soldier has a rifle pointed out of the window, through the slats of the shutters. A sign stenciled on the wall below the window has been partially erased; it reads "NACH FIS..." and has an arrow, pointing right, beneath it.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-08
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Harding, George Matthews
depicted
France: Hauts-de-France, Sergy
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 17 3/8 in x 23 3/8 in; 44.1325 cm x 59.3725 cm
ID Number
AF.25739
catalog number
25739
accession number
64592
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
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Military
World War I Art
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Combat Art
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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