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Flower of Death--The Bursting of a Heavy Shell--Not as It Looks, but as It Feels and Sounds and Smells

ca. 1919 Claggett Wilson Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1887 Died: New York, New York 1952 watercolor and pencil on paperboard image: 16 1/2 x 22 in. (41.9 x 55.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Alice H. Rossin 1981.163.18 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - death

Architecture Exterior - military - battlefield

Disaster - accident - explosion

Figure group - male

History - United States - World War I

Occupation - military - soldier

painting

paint - watercolor

pencil

paperboard

About Claggett Wilson

Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1887 Died: New York, New York 1952

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