Study for a poppy from Lone Pine

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli), Lone Pine Area, Lone Pine
Accession Number ART29585
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 585 mm x 343 mm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour over pencil on paper
Maker Westwood, Bryan
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1990
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Bryan Westwood travelled to Gallipoli in 1990 on a pilgrimage with a group of First World War veterans in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. Westwood saw this poppy at dawn at Lone Pine and was moved by its beauty. The poppy is significant as a flower which represents remembrance and commemoration.
The Battle of Lone Pine would result in over 2,000 Australian casualties.