|Measurement||backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 16.8 x 10.5 cm|
|Physical description||pencil on paper|
|Place made||At sea|
|Date made||April 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
Not titled [Soldier with a rifle]
Sketch on a leaf torn from a small sketchpad, depicting a naval officer sitting atop a bollard, his legs bent up towards his hips and his rifle poised as if on guard. This is one of a series of sketches Benson made while aboard the SS Minnewaska, travelling from Alexandria, Egypt, to Lemnos Island.