[Gallipoli soldier with prop and rifle]

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number ART91283
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 30.4 x 25.4 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description coloured crayon on coated paper
Maker Nolan, Sidney
Place made France: Paris
Date made 20 November 1957
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Figure of naked Gallipoli soldier with wooden leg, hat and rifle. Nolan stated that the stump leg derives from an antique statue which he saw supported by a prop in a museum in Delphi or Athens (from interview 13 April 1978). As a child Nolan saw these men who returned from the First World War with missing limbs and these statues of naked Greek heroes with their missing limbs would have bore a great resemblance.