Monday, December 22, 2014

George Matthews Harding

During WWI, the War Department sent American artists to Europe. The Smithsonian recently digitized the captivating artwork, see it and learn about it here

Physical Description:
Charcoal, crayon, pastel, paper
overall: 19 5/8 in x 26 7/8 in; 49.8475 cm x 68.2625 cm
Place Made:
Europe: France,1918
Charcoal, crayon, pastel, and gouache sketch on heavy textured cream wove paper. American troops are mounted on a team of horses pulling a large artillery piece through a shell-torn village. In the left foreground, a cross with a helmet hung from it marks a grave.

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