ID number ART30071
Title Camp Panorama
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Herbert, Harold
Place made British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine, Qastina
Date made 1941
Medium watercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
Measurement Overall: 32.6 x 76.4 cm

Description

Qastina encampment and water tower. The town was in what is now the Gaza Strip - it was totally destroyed, (in what conflict is not clear) and no longer exists. The artist writes, 'An extensive view of the military camp at Qastina, from the officers' lines. It shows tents covering a wide area, and the tower which gave the camp its water supply.' This was produced as part of the artist's Syrian Campaign series. The campaign involved Australian troops, mostly from the 7th Division, fighting alongside allied troops against the Vichy French in Syria and Lebanon.