Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
Date: not dated
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 26 3/4 × 18 3/4 in. (67.9 × 47.6 cm) frame: 32 × 24 1/8 in. (81.3 × 61.3 cm)
Illustration Citation: Date and place of publication not identified
Credit Line: Louisa du Pont Copeland Memorial Fund, 1978
Object Number: 1978-605
About: Harold Brett was a painter as well as illustrator. He had already studied art in Boston and New York when he became one of Pyle's advanced students in 1906. Although there is no evidence that he spent time in Europe during World War I, he illustrated a number of scenes of soldiers in action, including this view of American infantrymen in a muddy and smoky trench firing a light machine gun at attacking aircraft.
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