11 am or a visit from the Corps
|Title||11 am or a visit from the Corps|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
|Medium||oil on cardboard|
|Measurement||framed: 78 x 67.3 cm; unframed: 61.5 x 50.5 cm|
Depicts a stern looking officer standing in the doorway of sleeping quarters, with two soldiers in bed, one still asleep while the other has just woken and is sitting up. The room is untidy and clock indicates that it is 11:00am. 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.