Soldier in summer dress

Place Africa: Egypt, Cairo
Accession Number ART40929
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 95.5 x 53.3 x 23.9 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description bronze
Maker Dadswell, Lyndon
Meridian Sculpture Founders
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1942; cast 1985
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Dadswell completed two versions of 'Soldier in summer dress'. The sculpture depicts an Australian soldier holding a rifle and wearing 'summer dress' consisting of shorts, short sleeved shirt and boots and socks. The first was made in the Middle East, but was badly damaged in transit to Australia, and later destroyed. Dadswell then worked on a second version in Sydney, on his return to Australia in 1942, from which this bronze was cast in 1985.