Greece [first version]

Unit 2nd Australian Imperial Force
Place Europe: Greece
Accession Number ART26395
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 41.5 x 39.0 x 42.5 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description plaster, green patina, brown patina
Maker Dadswell, Lyndon
Place made Egypt: Cairo, Heliopolis
Date made 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Originally entitled 'Patrol', this is the first version of 'Greece' produced by Dadswell while in the Middle East. The sculpture shows three soldiers of the 16th Brigade of the 6th Division on a forced march across Mount Olympus. Another version (ART26401) was made shortly after returning to Sydney in 1942, and a more refined version produced in Sydney in 1943, which was finally cast in bronze (ART40925) in 1984.

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