Not titled [Soldier with a rifle]

Accession Number ART03605.011.001
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 16.8 x 10.5 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Place made At sea
Date made April 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


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.