Sars-Poteries, France [Ration dump for the 2nd Infantry Brigade]

Accession Number ART02562.004
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 25.5 x 17.8 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour and ink on paper
Maker Gould, Charles Henry
Date made 10 December 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Depicts a ration dump for the 2nd Infantry Brigade at Sars-Poteries, in the north of France. Five Australian soldiers are pictured wearing heavy coats, suggestive of the cold weather in December; amongst them are children from the local village. The scene is friendly and relaxed. One soldier stands cradling a small child in his right arm with young boy standing alongside; another soldier sits in the ration wagon holding the reins in one hand while smoking a cigarette; and three other soldiers are depicted in various poses with two other local children among them.