The village blacksmith, Mena
ID numberART03605.008.002
Collection typeArt
TitleThe village blacksmith, Mena
Measurementbacking sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 17.8 x 24.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerBenson, George
Place madeEgypt
Date made12 January 1915
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM Licensed copyright
DescriptionDepicts two men seated under a canopy-like tent structure, sections being made from bags torn in half. The man on the left of the image has a small anvil in front of him. To the right of the image is a standing donkey, facing away from the scene. A plume of smoke rises up through a hole in the blacksmith's tent. The artist's inscriptions indicate the tent erected behind the blacksmith is made of hessian, and that the ground surface in the foreground is of white stone.