A Gyppo village January 12, 1915

Collection ID ART03605.008.001
Collection type Art
Title A Gyppo village January 12, 1915
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 17.8 x 25.2 cm
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George
Date made 12 January 1915
Copyright AWM Licensed copyright

Depicts a landscape and an Egyptian village, including adobe brick houses and palm trees in the middle distance, and a figure riding a donkey in the foreground. While the word 'gyppos' has been used as an abbreviation of 'gypsies' and 'Egyptians', the reference in the title is likely to be to an Egyptian village as the adobe housing depicted is not suggestive of the nomadic lifestyle of gypsies.

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