Balcony of troopers' ward, 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia

Units
Place Africa: Egypt
Accession Number ART02815
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 41.3 x 54.5 cm; unframed: 32 x 45.6 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil and pencil on wood panel
Maker Lambert, George
Place made Egypt: Cairo, Abbassia
Date made 1919
Conflict Period 1910-1919
First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

An unidentified Light Horse trooper is featured in a balcony ward of 14 Australian General Hospital. There is a bed by the window screened with portable screens and a nurse is standing at the foot of the bed (the way her veil is tied suggests that she is a volunteer nurse rather that a fully qualified nursing sister). The nurse is Mrs G. A. Aumuller. The Light Horse trooper is dressed in the standard royal-blue dress with a white shirt and a red neck tie issued to convalescents. He is standing coyly, holding his hat in his hand. This work was painted between mid-April and 25 May 1919 at Abbassia in Egypt, during the six weeks that Lambert was in hospital suffering from dysentery.