Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright

ID number ART03605.004.003
Title Not titled [French lessons on board ship]
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George (Artist)
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made c. 1916
Medium pencil, pen and ink, grey wash and white highlights on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 19.4 x 26.6 cm


Depicts Sergeant Barrett conducting French lessons with six soldiers on top of the ship's deck. Another soldier's silhouette can bee seen behind the main group holding papers or a book. He is not likely to be participating in the lessons as he's out of the Sergeant's eyeline. The ship's funnel is being used as a blackboard instructing the servicemen on how to ask for bread, salt, milk and beer in French.