Back at the waggon lines comparing souvenirs

Place Europe: France
Accession Number ART02220
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 54.2 x 45 cm; image: 52.4 x 45 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description charcoal, wash, pencil on paper
Maker Dyson, Will
Place made France
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Depicts four soldiers standing around looking at their souvenirs collected during the war, including bayonets and a small gun. Will Dyson was the first Australian official war 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 formally appointed as 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.

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