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ID number ART03605.003.003
Title Off Tasmanian coast
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George (Artist)
Place made Australia: Tasmania
Date made 23 September 1914
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 7 x 12.3 cm


Depicts the ocean off the Tasmanian coast, with a mountainous coastline and cloud-filled sky. The inscription below the sketch describes the weather as being "awful round the West Coast". The artist also indicates that due to the inclement weather, the troopship didn't arrive in Hobart until Saturday evening, having set sail for Tasmania on Wednesday 23 September.