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

Title:
Atom Bombing of Moscow, U.S.S.R.; preparatory for "A-Bomb Mission to Moscow" in Collier's, October 27, 1951
Date: 
1950
Medium: 
Oil on paper laid on board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 3/8 x 18 1/8 in. ( 56.8 x 46 cm )
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Chesley Bonestell
Object Number: 
1956.10
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in oil: "Chesley Bonestell"
Gallery Label: 
Bonestell's depiction of the destruction of Moscow was to illustrate the article "A-Bomb Mission to Moscow", by Edward R. Morrow. This picture was originally published in Collier's World War III issue, "Preview of the War We Do Not Want."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group