Australian official war artists 1916-1918
|Title||Australian official war artists 1916-1918|
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Measurement||overall: 124.2 cm x 104.5 cm|
Depicts many Australian official war artists who were attached to different divisions of the AIF during the First World War, in a group portrait. The painting was originally owned by Cyril Steele of Melbourne. It was noted that the painting was considered to be an example of Coates' work that was a 'model of well-handled composition' (see: Art in Australia May 15th 1937, p.40.) The group portrait includes the official War Artists; standing l-r: (Sir) John Longstaff, Charles Bryant, George Lambert, A. Henry Fullwood, James Quinn, Septimus Power, Arthur Streeton, seated back l-r: Will Dyson, Fred Leist, front: George Bell.