|framed: 78 x 67.3 cm x 7.7 cm
|oil on cardboard
|United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
11 am or a visit from the Corps
Depicts a stern looking officer standing in the doorway of sleeping quarters, with two soldiers in bed, one still asleep while the other has just woken and is sitting up. The room is untidy and clock indicates that it is 11:00am. 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.