A merry Christmas on board the SS "Bloody Lydia"

Accession Number ART02720
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 30.4 x 18.4 cm (irreg.); image: 21.4 x 16.7 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Lambert, George
Place made English Channel
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Depicts a sketch of a Light Horseman Lieutenant Crossby-Brown wearing a life jacket and slouch hat on board the channel troop ship SS "Bloody Lidia" at night during rough weather in the English Channel, en route from Southampton to France, as part of the long journey that Lambert made from London to Alexandria beginning 28 December 1917, to work as an Australian official war artist in Palestine.