Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright

ID number ART03605.013.002
Title recto: "Water Fatigue"; verso: Fatigue
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George (Artist)
Date made c. 1915
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 16.5 x 10.5 cm


recto: Sketch on a leaf torn from a small sketchpad, depicting a soldier bent over carrying buckets of water hanging off a pole across his shoulders. His slouch hat is pulled down over his eyes and left foot is turned slightly inward, suggesting unstable footing either from the weight of his burden or the rocky ground; verso: preliminary figure sketches of water carriers.