not titled [Soldier in helmet]

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Mosman
Accession Number ART96813
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 55.8 x 38 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description charcoal over pencil on paper
Maker Nicholas, Hilda Rix
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Mosman
Date made c.1920
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Three quarter length portrait of a soldier in black charcoal. He is wearing full battle dress and holding a rifle in his right hand and a bayonet in his left. This is evidence of Rix Nicholas’s confident draughtsmanship during this period. Her models were returned servicemen and the kit is an early issue battle dress which was provided to the artist by the Department of Defence.