Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright
|Maker||Benson, George (Artist)|
|Date made||September 1916|
|Medium||ink on paper|
|Measurement||backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 21.5 x 26.3 cm|
Depicts Belgium women sitting on stools beside large baskets as they are engaged in the laborious task of picking the hop cones from the bines (climbing stem) by hand. Hops are climbing plants and Benson has depicted the large poles that support the hops towering above the women. Behind them is the dense foliage of the hop farm setting them against a dark background.