'A' Battery Field Artillery, New South Wales

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number ART15032
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 49.5 cm x 69.8 cm x 5.8 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Location Main Bld: Soldiers of the Queen Gallery: Main Room: Looking Outward
Maker Roberts, Tom
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1896
Conflict Australian Colonial Forces, 1854-1900
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Tom Roberts established "Curlew camp" at Sirius Cove in Mosman by the end of the 1890s. While camped there, concentrating on painting outdoors, Roberts was commissioned to paint three works depicting the New South Wales military forces, commanded by his friend, Major General Edward Thomas Hutton, from 1893 - 1896. 'A' Battery was formed in 1871 and later served in the Boer War. This work shows Artillery Battery manoeuvres at Campbelltown.