|Measurement||sheet: 52.6 x 40.2 cm; image: 52.6 x 40.2 cm|
|Physical description||brush, ink and wash, pencil on paper|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Tired, wet and disillusioned
Depicts three weary soldiers, dressed in their coats and tin helmets, seated or leaning against a pole in a war damaged landscape in France. 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.