recto: "Water Fatigue"; verso: Fatigue

Accession Number ART03605.013.002
Collection type Art
Title recto: "Water Fatigue"; verso: Fatigue
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 16.5 x 10.5 cm
Object types Drawing
Maker Benson, George
Date made c. 1915
Copyright AWM Licensed copyright

recto: Sketch on a leaf torn from a small sketchpad, depicting a soldier bent over carrying buckets of water hanging off a pole across his shoulders. His slouch hat is pulled down over his eyes and left foot is turned slightly inward, suggesting unstable footing either from the weight of his burden or the rocky ground; verso: preliminary figure sketches of water carriers.

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