Somme 1 May 1918 [cloth covered sketchbook containing 16 sketches]

Accession Number ART93169
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 26.0 x 37.6 cm [closed]; 26.0 x 74.8 cm [open]
Object type Sketchbook
Physical description pencil and wash on paper in buff linen covered sketchbook
Maker Streeton, Arthur
Place made France: Picardie, Somme
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


Artists sketchbook covering the campaign in the Somme Valley, May 1918. The sketchbook comprises 21 pages, two loose sheets, and two blank pages, with 16 drawings of landscapes, and depictions of a review of the 2nd Division for General Sir Charles Rosenthal. Notes on the inside cover and sketches on the inside back cover. Places depicted include Amiens, Corbie, and the Somme Valley. The sketchbook is bound in hard covers covered by stained buff coloured linen. Some pages have been excised.

Purchased with the assistance of the Australian Government through the National Cultural Heritage Account, 2007