Top of Banyan Knoll , Artillery Ridge

Accession Number ART24399
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 31.1 x 24.4 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen and ink and coloured wash over pencil
Maker Abbott, Harold
Place made Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville
Date made 19 Dec 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The top of the hill bared by shell fire. An unfinished weapon pit is on the right facing the enemy position of a grave. Behind it a Japanese helmet on a stick donates the position of the grave. Someone's personal gear is scattered in the foreground, apparently whilst the owner digs in. The bareness of this hill contrasts strongly with all the surrounding hills which are heavily forested.