Study for 'John Monash'

Accession Number ART93008
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 92 x 70 cm; unframed: 76.5 x 55 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Longstaff, John Campbell
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Full 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.