[Gallipoli soldier with prop and rifle]
|Title||[Gallipoli soldier with prop and rifle]|
|Place made||France: Paris|
|Date made||20 November 1957|
|Medium||coloured crayon on coated paper|
|Measurement||overall: 30.4 x 25.4 cm|
Figure of naked Gallipoli soldier with wooden leg, hat and rifle. Nolan stated that the stump leg derives from an antique statue which he saw supported by a prop in a museum in Delphi or Athens (from interview 13 April 1978). As a child Nolan saw these men who returned from the First World War with missing limbs and these statues of naked Greek heroes with their missing limbs would have bore a great resemblance.