ID numberART19796
Collection typeArt
TitleNot titled [sketchbook containing 27 pages of drawings made in Glisy on the Western Front]
Measurementoverall: 25.9 cm x 37.3 cm x 1 cm (closed)
Object typeSketchbook
MakerLongstaff, Will
Place madeWestern Front
Date made1918
Physical descriptionbuff coloured hard cover
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionArtist's sketchbook covering the campaign on the Western Front during July - November 1918. The sketchbook comprises 27 pages with 46 drawings of landscapes, artillery, animals, camp life and battlefield scenes, with notes on the inside and back covers. Places depicted include Glisy, Amiens, Villers-Bretonneux, Mont St Quentin, and the Acute Surgical Ward No 3 AGH. The sketchbook is bound in hard boards covered by buff linen material. Will Longstaff was Officer in Charge of Camouflage and an official war artist attached to 2nd Division AIF in France. After the war he continued to work for the Australian War Records in London until 1920.
recto:Glisy; verso: Villers-Bretonneux
[Memorial cross to those who fell at Villers-Bretonneux]; verso: [Mending wire]
Amiens Cathedral; verso:Salvage dump, Glisy
Unloading shell cases, Glisy Dump; verso:[Dugouts near Villers Bretonneux]
[Dugouts near Villers Bretonneux]; verso: [Covered trucks parked]
[Villers Bretonneux]; verso [Villers Bretonneux]
[Villers Bretonneux]; verso [Villers Bretonneux]
[Villers Bretonneux]; verso: Moor at Villers Bretonneux
[Donkey's Anatomy]; verso [Villers Bretonneux water point]
[Mule studies]; verso [Untitled landscape]
[Tree landscape]; verso: Street in Amiens from Cathedral
[Blank page]; verso: [Salvage Dump]
[Salvage dump, Glisy]; verso: [Four men seated at table]
[Tanks at Glisy]; verso: [Acute surgical ward]
[Acute surgical ward No 3 OGH]; verso: [No 3 OGH ( Holmes Rd)]
[Holmes Road]; verso: [Officer Quarters, No 3 OGH]
[Officer Quarters, No 3 OGH]; verso: [Barracks and tents]
[No 3 AGH]; verso: [Ammunition dump, Glisy]
[Two studies of mules and despatch motorcycle rider]; verso: [studies of mules]
[Three studies of a mule with saddle and harness]; verso: [Harbonniere]
[Gun captured by 58 Battalion 8/5/18, Baymoulers 9/8/18]; verso: [Dead soldier; Dismembered leg]
[landscape with cathedral and spire]; verso: [1st Australian Division AIFcross]
[Americans attack]; verso: [Villers Bretonneux]
[Landscape studies]; verso: [Two studies of horses]
[Horse and rider studies]; verso: [Group figure study]
[Mont St Quentin]; verso: [Attack on Mont St Quentin]
[Mont St Quentin]; verso: [Americans attack]