Stretcher bearers

Place Europe: Belgium
Accession Number ART03645
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 92.4 x 117.5 cm; unframed: 69 x 94 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Power, H Septimus
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1922
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Australian stretcher bearers with casualty on stretcher preparing to leave the battlefield, and another soldier attending to a second casualty. In performing their work, stretcher-bearers were regularly exposed to great danger as depicted in this work. Shells are bursting close to where they are rescuing the wounded soldiers.