Atom Bombing of Moscow, U.S.S.R.; preparatory for "A-Bomb Mission to Moscow" in Collier's, October 27, 1951

Object Number: 
1956.10
Date: 
1950
Medium: 
Oil on paper laid on board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 3/8 x 18 1/8 in. ( 56.8 x 46 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in oil: "Chesley Bonestell"
Description: 
Landscape that depicts the destruction of Moscow with the Kremlin and St. Basil's Church completely obliterated, and the Red Square heaped with rubble.
Gallery Label: 
Bonestell's depiction of the destruction of Moscow was to illustrate the article "A-Bomb Mission to Moscow", by Edward R. Murrow. This picture was originally published in Collier's World War III issue, "Preview of the War We Do Not Want."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Chesley Bonestell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group