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ART02280.005

Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial,
Creative Commons License This image is licensed under CC BY-NC

ID number ART02280.005
Title Home comforts in the tunnels, Hill 60
Collection Art
Object type Print
Artist Dyson, Will
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1917
Medium lithograph on paper
Measurement sheet: 52.2 x 78.4 cm; image: 43.4 x 55.6 cm

Description

Depicts members of the 1st Australian Imperial Force, 1st Australian Tunnelling Company showing two men sitting in dug out in a tunnel, furnished with camp beds and boxes for tables and seats. The dugout is lit by candlelight, clothes and equipment are hanging on walls and from ceiling. Will Dyson was the first Australian artist to visit the front during the first World War, travelling to France in December 1916, remaining there until May 1917, making records of the Australian involvement in the war. He was appointed an Official War Artist, attached to the AIF , in May 1917, working in France and London throughout the war. His commission was terminated in March 1920.