Accession Number ART03090
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 23.2 x 35.6 cm; image: 23.2 x 35.6 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker McCubbin, Louis Frederick
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Bray Proyart Area, Etinehem, France: Picardie, Somme, Bray Proyart Area, Etinehem
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Sketch depicting the war damaged village of Etinehem at the Western Front. The image has been drawn from a sloping street of Rue Sainte Anne which allows a partial view of the main street. The bell tower of the church is depicted, along with the town hall and the school.

Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working as Officer in Charge of Camouflage for 3rd Division AIF in 1918. His appointment was terminated in 1920, in which year he returned to Australia and joined the staff of the Australian War Memorial to paint backgrounds for dioramas and to perform a variety of other duties. McCubbin remained in the position until 1930.