ID numberART30051
Collection typeArt
TitleOn guard
MeasurementOverall: 38.5 x 53.1 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHerbert, Harold
Place madeBritish Mandate of Palestine: Palestine
Date made1941
Physical descriptionwatercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionAustralian soldier standing sentry at an encampment. This work was produced as part of the artist's Syrian Campaign series. The artist writes, 'On guard - Typical scene at any Australian camp between Gaza and Qastina - a sentry on guard on the tarmac, near the entrance to the lines'. The campaign involved Australian troops, mostly from the 7th Division, fighting alongside allied troops against the Vichy French in Syria and Lebanon.