Tired, wet and disillusioned

Place Europe: France
Accession Number ART02326
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 52.6 x 40.2 cm; image: 52.6 x 40.2 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description brush, ink and wash, pencil on paper
Place made France
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

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.