Bringing up the guns
ID numberART03334
Collection typeArt
TitleBringing up the guns
Measurementoverall: 147.3 x 233.7 cm
Object typePainting
MakerPower, H Septimus
Place madeUnited Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made1921
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionCommissioned 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.