Mind Asserting its almost Devilish Superiority over Matter [JJW Herbertson]

Accession Number ART93273
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 35.3 x 24.2 cm (irreg.); image: 33.6 x 23.8 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil, charcoal and watercolour on paper
Maker Dyson, William Henry
Place made France
Date made c. 1916-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Dyson depicts a captured German soldier being interrogated by JJW Herbertson, an English captain that was attached to General Birdwood's 1st ANZAC Corps Intelligence. This cartoon was created by Dyson for Herbertson as he was a friend of CEW Bean. Herbertson later went on to translate captured German material for the Australian government, which is now held in the Australian War Memorial's Research Centre.
Will Dyson was the first official war artist appointed during the First World War and was active in this capacity from 1916 to March 1920.