Australian War Memorial×
Inside the fort, Chanak
ID numberART02832
Collection typeArt
TitleInside the fort, Chanak
Measurementunframed: 30.4 x 20.2 cm
Object typePainting
MakerLambert, George
Place madeOttoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Chanak
Date made7 February 1919
Physical descriptionoil on canvas on wood panel
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionIn 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.