105-year-old woman, Southern Lebanon

Place Middle East: French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon, Lebanon
Accession Number ART90363
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 44 x 62 cm (sheet); 35.5 x 43.2 cm (image)
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Gittoes, George Noel
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Bundeena
Date made 10 March 1994
Conflict Period 1990-1999
Copyright

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Description

Depicts an elderly Lebanese woman , wearing a head scarf, seated on a chair. Beside her is a crutch and she is seated against a crumbling stone wall, riddled with bullet holes. This drawing was executed as a result of the Australian Army's sponsorship of Gittoes' travel to Western Sahara, Egypt, Israel, Jordon, Lebanon and Syria from January to March 1994 to cover peacekeeping activities and operations in these countries. The Australian Army had peacekeepers in Lebanon involved with the UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO).