Atom Bombing of Moscow, U.S.S.R.; preparatory for "A-Bomb Mission to Moscow" in Collier's, October 27, 1951
Oil on paper laid on board
Overall: 22 3/8 x 18 1/8 in. ( 56.8 x 46 cm )
Signed and inscribed at lower left in oil: "Chesley Bonestell"
Landscape that depicts the destruction of Moscow with the Kremlin and St. Basil's Church completely obliterated, and the Red Square heaped with rubble.
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."
Gift of Chesley Bonestell
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