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ART02832

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

ID number ART02832
Title Inside the fort, Chanak
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Lambert, George
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Chanak
Date made 7 February 1919
Medium oil on canvas on wood panel
Measurement unframed: 30.4 x 20.2 cm

Description

In 1919 Lambert accompanied the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli. This painting shows buildings inside a fort at Chanak, seen through a large gap in the walls. The fort 'Kale Sultanieh' is at the entrance to the Dardanelles on the Asian side, and is one of a chain of forts and gun emplacements that prevented the British and French navies in 1915 from forcing their way through the narrows towards Constantinople.