|Measurement||framed: 41.3 x 54.5 cm; unframed: 32 x 45.6 cm|
|Physical description||oil and pencil on wood panel|
|Place made||Egypt: Cairo, Abbassia|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Balcony of troopers' ward, 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia
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.