ART02868

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ID number ART02868
Title Major Zeki Bey
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Lambert, George
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 28 February 1919
Medium pencil on cartridge paper
Measurement sheet: 30.6 x 23.3 cm; image: 28.2 x 19.8 cm

Description


Depicts a portrait of Major Zeki Bey, Commander of a Turkish Regiment, who was a Turkish officer lent by the Ottoman General Staff to the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli in 1919, to provide information of the campaign from the Turkish side. He had been at Gallipoli for much of the Anzac occupation and was able to give first-hand accounts.