ID number ART03605.034.002
Title 17 Below
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George (Artist)
Date made 1917
Medium charcoal, black ink, Chinese white and watercolour on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 45.8 x 28.8 cm; image: 21.3 x 26.4 cm


Depicts a serviceman dressed in cold weather gear. A blue, black and white background is suggestive of inclement weather. His lined vest, head scarf underneath his tin helmet and big gloves seem insufficient for "17 below" as he grimaces from the extreme cold.