Study for 'John Monash'
ID numberART93008
Collection typeArt
TitleStudy for 'John Monash'
Measurementframed: 92 x 70 cm; unframed: 76.5 x 55 cm
Object typePainting
MakerLongstaff, John Campbell
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1918
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionFull length portrait study of Lieutenant General John Monash. Wearing a riding uniform and holding a glove and riding crop in his hands, Monash is portrayed as if he has just dismounted from his horse to survey a battlefield on the Western Front. He wears the red/white/red Corps Headquarters armband on his right arm, and the remnants of a burnt out tank shell are visible to his left. Longstaff painted this work as a study for a larger finished version, 'John Monash', commissioned by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW and acquired in 1919.