Man in the mud

Place Europe: Belgium
Accession Number ART41003
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 316 x 166 x 100 cm
Object type Diorama
Physical description figure: fibreglass with fabric uniform and metal and hessian helmet; background: brown-toned photograph on canvas on [board]; modelling: fibreglass with wood, wire and metal objects
Maker Corlett, Peter
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1989
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

A figure of an Australian soldier sitting in the mud with his head in his hands in the Western Front during the First World War. This life sized diorama was commissioned to highlight the harsh conditions the soldiers endured.

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