[Gallipoli riders]

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number ART91314
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 52.2 x 63.6 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description textile dye on coated paper
Maker Nolan, Sidney
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made c 1961
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Two Gallipoli soldiers on horseback, one with rifle. They appear to resemble Greek warriors going into battle holding a spear. At this time Nolan was again interested in Troy and was painting Trojan War scenes until 1962. In an interview on 13 April 1978, Nolan stated that the work relates to the Homeric struggle, especially the horse, as the Homeric heroes were horse breakers.