West Mudros rest camp, Lemnos

Accession Number ART02823
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 29 x 40 cm; unframed: 20.9 x 31.7 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on wood panel
Maker Lambert, George
Place made Greece: Aegean Islands, Lemnos, Mudros
Date made 4 February 1919
Conflict Period 1910-1919
First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


This work was painted during Lambert's visit to Gallipoli in 1919 with the Australian Historical Mission, when the sea journey from Taranto was broken at Lemnos. The Mission travelled from Malta to the Greek island of Lemnos 100 kilometres from the Gallipoli peninsula. During the Gallipoli campaign Lemnos had served as a base, a rest camp and a medical centre. Australian soldiers are buried at the East Mudros Military Cemetery.