The Anzacs (maquette for Desert Mounted Corps Memorial)

Units
Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Palestine
Accession Number ART12505
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 58.6 x 112.6 x 55.4 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description bronze
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery
Maker Lambert, George
Gregory, E J
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1919
Conflict Period 1910-1919
First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Australian light horsemen depicted during the Sinai-Palestine campaign as a proposal for symbolic composition for a Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. The plasticene model of 1919 was cast into plaster by George Perugia in 1928, under Lambert's supervision, for the Australian War Memorial. After Lambert's death in 1930, the plaster was cast into copper alloy by E J Gregory in 1932 under Leslie Bowles' supervision. It was then assembled, chased and finished by Leslie Bowles in 1932-1935 and acquired by the Memorial in 1936.