Bringing up the guns

Unit Australian Imperial Force
Accession Number ART03334
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 147.3 x 233.7 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Power, H Septimus
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1921
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Commissioned to produce a large-scale battle scene, Septimus Power drew from his experince on the Western Front as an official war artist from September to December 1917 to create Bringing up the guns. He has shown the 1st Australian Imperial Force 101st Australian Battery taking part in the Third Battle of Ypres in Passchendaele, Belgium in October 1917. There is a team of six horses, a rider on one of each pair, struggling through the mud pulling the gun carriage with an 18 pounder gun. Two soldiers on foot are also pulling the heavy carriage.