2nd Division infantry attack

Unit Infantry Divisions
Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Mont St Quentin
Accession Number ART90536
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 60.0 x 154.0 x 3.0 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description bronze, green patina
Location Main Bld: Outdoor Exhibition Area
Maker Butler-George, May
Meridian Sculpture Founders
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made plaster: c.1919-1924; bronze: 1996
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Description

This work is taken from an original plaster cast of one of four bronze bas-relief panels commissioned from Butler-George for the base of the pedestal of the Mont St. Quentin Memorial in France in 1918. The bronze panel, cast in 1996, depicts an attack by the 2nd Division Infantry. The panel is installed in the Western Courtyard of the Australian War Memorial sculpture garden.