Major General Joseph Talbot Hobbs

Unit Australian Imperial Force
Places
Accession Number ART02926
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 60.3 x 50.4 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas board
Maker Leist, Fred
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres, France
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait of Major General (later Lieutenant General Sir) Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, General Officer Commanding 5th Division Australian Imperial Force on the Western Front during the First World War. Fred Leist was appointed an official war artist in September 1917, attached to the 5th Division AIF and worked twice in France between September to December 1917 and from June to August 1918.