Ypres from the road near Zillebeek

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Accession Number ART09925
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 23.3 x 33.8 cm; image: 22.2 x 33.2 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description black crayon on paper
Place made France
Date made c 1917-18
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Depicts a war damaged landscape with smashed trees and ruined buildings on the horizon, near Ypres. Dyson wrote that the scene was of 'Ypres from the road near Zillebeek'. Will Dyson was the first Australian official war artist to visit the front during the First World War, travelling to France in December 1916, remaining there until May 1917, making records of the Australian involvement in the war. He was formally appointed as an official war artist, attached to the AIF, in May 1917, working in France and London throughout the war. His commission was terminated in March 1920.