ID numberART30089
Collection typeArt
TitleLake Tiberias
MeasurementOverall: 32.6 x 54.5 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHerbert, Harold
Place madeBritish Mandate of Palestine: Palestine
Date made1941
Physical descriptionwatercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts three Australian troops consulting a map with the stunning vista of Lake Tiberius (Sea of Galilee) as a backdrop. Herbert was appointed as an Official War Artist in February 1941, and served in the Middle East for 6 months. The artist writes: '...Looking across Lake Tiberias from the road between Safad and Rosh Pinna, the former being headquarters of the Australian Corps under Major-General Lavarack and previously the camp area of Brigadier Savige's troops prior to the launching of the Syrian campaign. Officers are shown checking up on a map. A hazy day.' Painted as part of the 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.