Inside the fort, Chanak
|Title||Inside the fort, Chanak|
|Maker||Lambert, George (Artist)|
|Place made||Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Chanak|
|Date made||7 February 1919|
|Medium||oil on canvas on wood panel|
|Measurement||unframed: 30.4 x 20.2 cm|
In 1919 Lambert accompanied the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli. This painting shows buildings inside a fort at Chanak, seen through a large gap in the walls. The fort 'Kale Sultanieh' is at the entrance to the Dardanelles on the Asian side, and is one of a chain of forts and gun emplacements that prevented the British and French navies in 1915 from forcing their way through the narrows towards Constantinople.