An Australian Field Artillery Brigade Headquarters, near Nieuport

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Accession Number ART02343
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 39.8 x 53.7 cm (irreg.); image: 39.8 x 53.7 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description crayon and pencil on paper
Place made France
Date made 1917
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 members of the 1st Australian Imperial Force, Australian Siege Artillery Brigade and a view from the headquarters of Artillery Brigade. One man is seated and talking on the telephone, while the other is standing and looking out of the window. The view from the window is of a war damaged village. 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.