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ART02833

Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial,
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ID number ART02833
Title Dardanelles from Chanak, effects of blizzard on Gallipoli
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Lambert, George
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Chanak
Date made 7-14 February 1919
Medium oil on artist's board
Measurement framed: 29.5 x 39.5 cm; unframed: 20.1 x 30.1 cm

Description

This view from Chanak looks towards the Gallipoli Peninsula with the Kilid Bahr Plateau covered in snow, in the background. There are remains of a jetty in the foreground. In 1919 George Lambert accompanied the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli. The Australian Historical Mission spent a week on Chanak: "For the past 7 days we have been more of less stranded at Chanak on the Asiatic side of the Gate of the World. Snow blizzards ice & general discomfort. No coal or wood and a damp gloomy fifth rate house called the Lion Hotel, may I live to forget it."