Bringing up the guns

Accession Number ART90084
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 62.0 x 153.5 x 4.0 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description plaster, green patina
Maker Butler-George, May
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1923
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


This is the original plaster cast of one of four bronze bas-relief panels commissioned from Butler-George for the base of the pedestal of the Second Division AIF Memorial at Mont St Quentin, France in 1918. It depicts members of a gun crew pushing and pulling an 18 pounder gun up a slight incline. A bronze version of the panel, cast in 1996, is installed in the Western Courtyard of the Australian War Memorial sculpture garden.