11 am or a visit from the Corps

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Accession Number ART02427
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 78 x 67.3 cm x 7.7 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on cardboard
Maker Dyson, Will
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1920
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 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 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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