Front line Sangar, with the 7th Light Horse

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Accession Number ART02706
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 37 x 29.5 cm; unframed: 30.6 x 22.5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on wood panel
Maker Lambert, George
Date made c. 20-21 February 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Lambert made a brief visit to the front line, which in February 1918 passed through Nalin in the Judaean Hills, south of Jerusalem. He made two small oil studies as well as many pencil drawings of light horsemen who were occupying small fortified positions, known as “sangars”, built of rubble gathered from the rocky and inhospitable landscape. The figure on the left of the image with his left arm pointing towards the Turkish line is possibly Kenneth Joshua Hart, of the 7th Light Horse in Palestine.