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German observation balloons recording the position of the Allied forces on the Somme
Framed (ref: 8473)
Signed and dated
Pen and ink, gouache, pastel
14 1/4 x 21 1/4 in. (36 x 54 cm)
Provenance: Private Collection
This picture shows German soldiers recording the position of the Allies on the Western Front, plotted from Obervation balloons supported but German planes. Below trench lines, to the left, show smoke from shelling.