Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright

ID number ART03605.007.004
Title 3-minute Reconnaissance sketch; verso: Cairo from the pyramids
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George (Artist)
Place made Egypt
Date made 1914
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 17.8 x 25.8 cm


Recto: depicts a panoramic landscape. A note at the bottom refers to it as a 3-minute reconnaissance sketch of Egypt, indicating plantation and geographical formations; verso: panoramic map of Cairo from the pyramids across a double leaf from another sketchbook, complete with geographical and topographical notes. Some of the points of reference include Pyramid 22, palm trees, an iron chimney stack, Sandy Ridge, a village, two white buildings, the edge of fertile soil, a city in the distance, a mosque with two turrets.