SS Minnewaska, Alexandria

Places
Accession Number ART03605.011.002
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; iamge: 16.5 x 10.5 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Place made Egypt: Alexandria
Date made April 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Description

Sketch on a leaf torn from a small sketchpad, depicting a naval officer aboard the SS Minnewaska travelling from Alexandria, Egypt, and Lemnos Island. Benson recounts that they left Alexandria on Easter Saturday, 10th April, and arrived at Lemnos Island the following morning. Verso: rough sketch of figures sitting either on the ground or on stools around a table.