ID number ART03605.034.001
Title South African Labour Corps
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George (Artist)
Date made 1917
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 45.8 x 28.8 cm; image: 22 x 21.4 cm

Description

Depicts a member of the South African Labour Corps, holding a pitchfork. He wears an oversized Army coat and wide-brimmed hat, with large shoes at the end of skinny legs. The South African Labour force were employed in France early 1917, a base being established in the northern region of Arques-la-Bataille.