Charles E W Bean

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number ART07545
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 90.7 x 71.1 cm; framed: 112.8 x 92.8 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Lambert, George
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1924
Conflict Period 1920-1929
First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Painted after Lambert's return from accompanying the 1919 Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli. The Mission was headed by WWI war correspondent CEW Bean. Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean, MA, BCL (Oxon), LittD (Melb), journalist and historian, was the official war correspondent for Australia 1914-1918, and official historian of Australia in the First World War. He conceived the idea for an Australian War Memorial Museum. He was on the Committee and Board of the Memorial from 1919, and was Acting Director. The portrait depicts Bean wearing an army greatcoat and holding a pencil and notebook.