A back garden, Peronne

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Peronne
Accession Number ART03299
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 24.9 x 33.2 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour on wove paper
Maker Percival, Cecil
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Peronne
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Depicts a backyard in the town of Peronne, with damaged stone walls and damaged buildings in the rear. Peronne, an ancient French town at the junction of the Somme and Cologne Rivers, was the objective of an intensive series of operations mounted by the Australian Corps between 29 August and 2 September 1918. Since 1916 the town had suffered badly from intense the intense shelling that was characteristic of the war. Cecil Percival, was a cartoonist and illustrator. He contributed to 'Aussie', a paper for troops in the trenches during the First World War, also to London 'Punch'. He worked with the War Records section in London and later became principal cartoonist for the Sydney 'Bulletin', from 1920 to1940.