3-minute Reconnaissance sketch; verso: Cairo from the pyramids

Accession Number ART03605.007.004
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 17.8 x 25.8 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Place made Egypt
Date made 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Description

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.

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