Bringing up the guns

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Mont St Quentin
Accession Number ART90405
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 60 x 154 x 3 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description bronze, green patina
Location Main Bld: Outdoor Exhibition Area: Western Precinct
Maker Butler-George, May
Meridian Sculpture Founders
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made plaster: c.1919-1924; bronze: 1995
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


A bronze panel depicting members of a gun crew pushing and pulling an 18 pounder gun up a slight incline. This work is taken from an 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. The work was cast in bronze in 1995 and was installed in the Western Courtyard of the Australian War Memorial sculpture garden.