Biography

Birth date: 18 March 1890
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Hawthorn
Death date: 06 December 1952
Death place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Final rank: Private
Service number: 17912 - First World War, 1914-1918

The son of artist Frederick McCubbin, Louis Frederick McCubbin studied at the National Gallery School from 1906 until 1911. Influenced by the Heidelberg school of Australian impressionism, of which his father was a leading figure, Louis was largely a landscape artist who worked in an impressionistic style. Above all, Louis was an innovative arts administrator and it was in this role that he made his greatest contribution to the Australian art world.

Louis McCubbin had a long association with the Australian War Memorial. As an official war artist he produced over 200 works encompassing impressions of the battle grounds, buildings, landscape and troop activities on the Western Front. From 1918 to 1930 he was involved in the creation of the First World War dioramas, now treasures of the National Collection. In an advisory capacity as a member of the Memorial s Art Committee, McCubbin supported the appointment of war artists and the development of the art collection throughout the Second World War. Among the artists whose appointments he supported were Ivor Hele, Donald Friend, Stella Bowen, and Murray Griffin. He was also a member of the Commonwealth Art Advisory Board from 1945 until his death in 1952.

In May 1916 McCubbin enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and served with the 14th Battalion in France from November 1917 as a stretcher bearer with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course in 1918 and worked as Officer-in-Charge of Camouflage for the 3rd Division, AIF, before being appointed an official war artist with the Australian War Records Section (AWRS).

In November 1918 McCubbin joined the newly formed modelling section of the AWRS in London. Under the leadership of Wallace Anderson, the section was tasked by Charles Bean to create dioramas for the new Australian War Museum. McCubbin was appointed over fellow artists Will Longstaff and George Benson due to his vision for integrating paintings with the dioramas. The modelling section spent 14 months based in Villers Bretonneaux visiting scenes of battles across the Somme. They made visual records including sketches, models and photographs to reference during the production of dioramas. With their fieldwork in France considered a success, the section also travelled to Egypt, Palestine and Gallipoli gathering more visual records for dioramas before returning to Australian in 1920. Between 1920 and 1930 McCubbin was employed by the Australian War Memorial to paint the backgrounds to the dioramas. He also produced numerous watercolour preparatory sketches and two series of paintings to complement the dioramas.

McCubbin was re-employed by the Memorial from 1935-1936 to undertake commissions for large paintings. These include Peronne, Heavy artillery advancing through the town, 1918, and Going in through Sailly-le-Sec, 1918, both depicting war damage on the Western Front. From 1936 until 1950, McCubbin was Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia and received an OBE for his services to art in 1947.

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 04 August 1917
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Collection Items

Photograph

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AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, CANBERRA, ACT 1976. WORLD WAR 1 DIORAMA TITLED BATTLE OF ROMANI, 1916. SCULPTURE: W. WALLACE ANDERSON. LANDSCAPE: LOUIS MCCUBBIN.

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CANBERRA, ACT. 1956-07-23. THE ROMANI DIORAMA WHICH IS ON EXHIBITION AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL. THIS DIORAMA SHOWS THE AUSTRALIAN COUNTER ATTACK AGAINST THE TURKISH FORCE ON THE LONG SAND DUNE OF MOUNT MEREDITH ON THE 1916-08-04. SHORTLY AFTER DAWN THE NEXT DAY THE TURKS WERE ROUTED, AND AS A...

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View of Mount Meredith. In the foreground from left to right mounted are Lieutenant L McCubbin, an Indian Orderly, Lieutenant C Web Gilbert, Lieutenant W W Anderson and four Bedouins. This photograph was taken to assist the official artist in the construction of the Romani diorama.

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Art

Katib Gannit, Romani

Watercolour sketch depicting Katib Gannit at the southern end of the infantry entrenchment with an 'oasis' to the right of the image. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and...

ART03139

Romani

Watercolour sketch of the Romani area landscape. McCubbin was in Romani in 1920. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working as...

ART03140

Mount Meredith, Romani

Watercolour sketch depicting a view of Mount Meredith in Romani, Egypt. McCubbin was in Romani in 1920. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official...

ART03141

RAN tribute to Anzac dead, Dardanelles, 12th November 1918

Depicts ships of the Royal Australian Navy, 5th Flotilla, HMAS Yarra , Torrens and Parramatta, accompanying an Allied fleet to Constantinople (Istanbul) after the capitulation of Turkey, sailing through the Dardanelles. The three ships are RAN destroyers,and as the ships were steaming through the...

ART09451

The inauguration of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ANZAC Day 1929

McCubbin was commissioned to paint this work of the Australian War Memorial's Inauguration Ceremony, Canberra on 25th April 1929. The Memorial was the result of Charles Bean's vision for a place to remember and commemorate the First World War. The actual building was not officially opened until 11...

ART09852

The Australian War Memorial in Canberra

Depicts the artist, Louis McCubbin's impression of the Australian War Memorial , as he visualised it in 1929. A competition for the design of the Australian War Memorial was held in 1926 and the winning and final design developed by two architects, Emil Sodersteen and John Crust, in 1928. The...

ART09853

Study for `HMAS Sydney passing through Sydney Heads on her return from war' 1929

Watercolour sketch of HMAS Sydney passing through Sydney Heads on her return from war. The image also depicts Australian light cruisers, Australian aircraft (WW1 period) and Ferry. The Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney is famous for sinking the German cruiser 'SMS Emden' off the Cocos Islands in...

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Sketch for model of Villers - Bretonneux [Barren landscape with distant trees]

Watercolour sketch of a barren landscape with distant trees for the Villers-Bretonneux diorama. Louis McCubbin enlisted in the 14th Battalion AIF serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist in 1918....

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Sketch for model of Villers - Bretonneux [barren landscape]

Watercolour sketch of a barren landscape for the Villers-Bretonneux diorama. Louis McCubbin enlisted in the 14th Battalion AIF serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist in 1918. His appointment...

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Desert sandhills: sketch for Romani model

Watercolour sketch depicting the Romani sand hills for the Romani diorama. McCubbin was in Romani in 1920. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an...

ART11427.001

Desert sandhills: sketch for Romani model

Watercolour sketch depicting the Romani sand hills for the Romani diorama. McCubbin was in Romani in 1920. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an...

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Desert sandhills: sketch for Romani model

Watercolour sketch depicting the desert sand hills around Romani for the Romani diorama. McCubbin was in Romani in 1920. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was...

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Desert sandhills: sketch for Romani model

Watercolour sketch depicting the desert sandhillls around Romani for the Romani diorama. Louis McCubbin was in Romani in 1920. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was...

ART11427.004

Desert sandhills: sketch for Romani model

Depicts a sketch of desert sandhillls for the Romani diorama. Louis McCubbin was in Romani in 1920. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War...

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Desert sandhills: sketch for Romani model

Depicts a sketch of desert sandhillls for the Romani diorama. Louis McCubbin was in Romani in 1920. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War...

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Desert sandhills: sketch for Romani model

Depicts a sketch of desert sand hills for the Romani diorama. Louis McCubbin was in Romani in 1920. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War...

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Desert sandhills: sketch for Romani model

Watercolour sketch depicting the desert sandhillls around Romani for the Romani diorama. McCubbin was in Romani in 1920. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was...

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Desert sandhills: sketch for Romani model

Depicts a sketch of the desert sand hills for Romani diorama. Louis McCubbin was in Romani in 1920. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War...

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Desert sandhills: sketch for Romani model

Depicts a sketch of the desert sand hills in Egypt for the Romani diorama. Louis McCubbin was in Romani in 1920. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an...

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Desert sandhills: sketch for Romani model

Watercolour sketch depicting the desert sandhillls around Romani for the Romani diorama. McCubbin was in Romani in 1920. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was...

ART11427.011

Belah dump

Laden supply train moving from Belah to Gamli (Deir el Belah) 1930. This is the first of a series of eight paintings accompanying the Palestine dioramas. The series illustrates the Egyptian Labour Corps and the Camel Transport Corps transporting supplies (food, water, clothing and medical supplies)...

ART91020

Camel train

Loaded camel train heads into the desert from Gamli to Esani on the next stage of the supply lines progress, 1930. This is the second in a series of eight paintings accompanying the Palestine dioramas. The series illustrates the Egyptian Labour Corps and the Camel Transport Corps transporting...

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Loading supplies at Esani

Camel section loading supplies and water at Esani, 1930. This is third in a series of eight paintings accompanying the Palestine dioramas. The series illustrates the Egyptian Labour Corps and the Camel Transport Corps transporting supplies (food, water, clothing and medical supplies) from Deir el...

ART91022

Camels unloading at Beersheba

Camels unloading after arrival in Beersheba. From this point the condition of the roads improves so much that it was possible to dispense with much of the camel transport and to utilise motor trucks and horse-drawn vehicles in its stead. This is fourth in a series of eight paintings accompanying...

ART91023

Mechanical transport convoy along Beersheba-Gaza road

Convoy of trucks traveling along the Beersheba to Gaza road. This is fifth in a series of eight paintings accompanying the Palestine dioramas. The series illustrates the Egyptian Labour Corps and the Camel Transport Corps transporting supplies (food, water, clothing and medical supplies) from Deir...

ART91024

General service wagons

Horse-drawn General Service waggons at Beersheba supply depot are preparing to convey supplies over the next stage of the journey. General Service waggons of the various brigades are loading up prior to carrying them across country to the brigade refilling points. This is sixth in a series of eight...

ART91025

Issuing rations

Troop orderlies are issuing rations of bully beef, biscuits, tea, sugar and salt to the section orderlies, Beersheba, 1930. This is eighth in a series of eight paintings accompanying the Palestine dioramas. The series illustrates the Egyptian Labour Corps and the Camel Transport Corps transporting...

ART91027

Semakh

This diorama depicts events relating to 25 September 1918 when the 4th Light Horse Brigade was ordered to attack the village of Semakh, which it proceeded to do in the approved light horse manner - riding up, dismounting, and then acting like infantry. The keystone of the enemy's defence was the...

ART91119

Romani

The sculptor Wallace Anderson was chosen to work on 'Romani' as he had been to the battlefields to collect information and had served in the First World War. The diorama shows the Australian counter attack against the Turkish forces on the long dune of Mount Meredith on 4 August 1916. It records...

ART41024

Evacuation of wounded: Casualty clearing station

Seventh in the series of nine dioramas depicting the scheme of evacuation practised at the Battle of Messines in France. This model shows a Casualty Clearing Station where the wounded received further treatment and emergency operations were performed as patients were brought from the front line.

ART41032

Magdhaba

The Camel Corps, which was formed in January 1916, and comprised former Australian infantrymen and light horse reinforcements as well as New Zealanders and British yeomanry, played a magnificent role in the desert operations. This diorama shows the charge of the 10th Light Horse Regiment. As all...

ART41046

Magdhaba:Back Section

The Camel Corps, which was formed in January 1916, and comprised former Australian infantrymen and light horse reinforcements as well as New Zealanders and British yeomanry, played a magnificent role in the desert operations. This diorama shows the charge of the 10th Light Horse Regiment. As all...

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Magdhaba:Plasterboard Backdrop

The Camel Corps, which was formed in January 1916, and comprised former Australian infantrymen and light horse reinforcements as well as New Zealanders and British yeomanry, played a magnificent role in the desert operations. This diorama shows the charge of the 10th Light Horse Regiment. As all...

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Lone Pine

This diorama depicts the attack of the Turkish position known as Lone Pine on 6 August 1915. As the sun was sinking behind Imbros and Samothrace, the Anzacs made their determined charge against the enemy's position. The trenches were roofed over with pine-logs which the Australians tore away and...

ART41017

Pont d'Achelles

Watercolour sketch depicting a farmhouse building in the Pont d'Achelles, Lys Area Region, Western Front, with observation balloons in the right background. Pont d'Achelles is close to Nieppe in the Lys Area, and the nearest city is Armentieres, also in the Lys Area. Louis McCubbin enlisted with...

ART03047

Church, Nieppe

Watercolour sketch of a church at Nieppe, Lys Area, Nord Region, Western Front. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working as...

ART03048

Windmill near Messiness

Watercolour sketch of a windmill and farmhouse near Messines, Belgium. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working as Officer in...

ART03049

Pillboxes, Messines Ridge

Depicts wrecked German pillboxes at Messines Ridge, Western Front. Pillboxes were developed during the First World War to provide a secure place near the trenches to fire on an attacking side and were strong enough to withstand attacks from grenades and small-arms fire.

ART03125

Messines from hill 49

Depicts a view of Messines from Hill 49, with battlefield damage. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working as Officer in...

ART03126

Zonnebeke and Broodseinde from Hill 43

A view of the grassy hills, dead trees, war debris and stream of Zonnebeke and Broodseinde from Hill 43, Passchendaele Area, Western Front.

ART03128

Pillbox, Nonne Boschen

A pillbox and the surrounding war damaged landscape in the Nonne Boschen area, Western Front.

ART03130

Zonnebeke Church and Broodseinde Ridge

A war damaged landscape around Zonnebeke and Broodseinde, Belgium, with grassy hills, debris, pools of water and dead trees.

ART03132

Polygon Wood and Nonne Boschen

Watercolour sketch depicting the Polygon Wood, Nonne Boschen Area on the Western Front with a totally devastated landscape. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was...

ART03148

Pill box, Polygon Wood

Watercolour sketch depicting the Polygon Wood Area at the Western Front with pill boxes and wrecked landscape. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an...

ART03149

Flanders, 1917 (verso: two crayon drawings)

Depicts an atmospheric and war damaged landscapes and the remains of a battlefield on the Western Front. In May 1916 Louis McCubbin enlisted with 14th Battalion AIF. He served in France from 2 Nov 1917 with 10th Field Ambulance and in 1918 undertook a camouflage course. In May 1918 he was appointed...

ART09450

Messines (winter)

This painting depicts the site of the battle of Messines on the Western Front. It is a snowy, war-torn landscape with soldiers and bare trees in the midground, and a river in the foreground.

ART11421

Panorama of Messines [first section]

A panorama view of the landscape of Messines, with hills in the middle and distant grounds. The landscape contains two ruined buildings one at the centre left and one at centre right and several rows of trees can be viewed in the lower right and centre right of the composition. Louis McCubbin...

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Panorama of Messines [second section]

Broken and burnt trees line the road to Messines in Belgium following the First World War. The green grass and new growth is indicative of the reclaiming of the war ravaged lanscape by nature. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with...

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Panorama of Messines, third section

Depicts a barren landscape, the trees stripped bare and regrown green grass. There is a town in the distance and the church steeple is visible in the centre right, echoing the verticality of the trees and fence posts in the mid ground. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916,...

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Panorama of Messines, fourth section

Depicts a brown and green landscape and white verticle lines of dead trees. Rocks on the top of the hill may be the remnants of houses or farm buildings. This landscape shows the dessimating after effects of war in the Messines area. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916,...

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Messines Ridge from Street 28 Hill 49 T.G. Central

Watercolour sketch depicting an image of Messines Ridge, Western Front, France with devastated landscape. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an...

ART13313

Messines Road

Watercolour sketch depicting a view of Messines Road, Western Front, Belgium during the First World War with war damaged trees and landscape on either side of the road. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance....

ART13315

The Butte, Polygon Wood

Depicts a butte or hill at Polygon Wood, Menin Road Area, Western Front, France with war damaged trees and landscape. The son of artist Frederick McCubbin, Louis McCubbin was born in Melbourne in 1890, and studied at the National Gallery School from 1906 until 1911. In 1916, he enlisted with the...

ART13317

Broodseinde and Zonnebeke

Depicts an image of the war damaged landscape of Broodseinde and Zonnebeke, on the Western Front, France and Belgium. The son of artist Frederick McCubbin, Louis McCubbin was born in Melbourne in 1890, and studied at the National Gallery School from 1906 until 1911. In 1916, he enlisted with the...

ART13320

Leading in the wounded, France 1914-18

Depicts gassed men, their eyes bandaged, walking to an aid post.

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Evacuation by motor ambulance, France 1914-1918

Depicts a motor ambulance driving through rubble, evacuating the wounded from a war damaged urban area. One of a series of oil paintings accompanying the dioramas that depict the scheme of evacuation practiced at the Battle of Messines in Belgium in 1917. Work began on the series in 1923. McCubbin...

ART16865

Transferring wounded from motor ambulance to a barge, France 1914-1918

Depicts the wounded being transferred from motor ambulance to barge to be transported.

ART16866

Ambulance train, France 1914-1918

One of a series of oil paintings accompanying the `Evacuation of the wounded' dioramas. These depict the scheme of evacuation practiced in Messines in Belgium in June 1917. Work began on the models in 1923. McCubbin painted the original figures, background and modelling for the dioramas...

ART16867

Somme winter

The scene shown in this diorama is near a sunken road, “Fritz’s Folly”, mainly held by the Germans and taken and lost in some of the most difficult fighting of the war. It illustrates the appalling conditions in which both sides lived and fought on the Somme during the dreadful winter of...

ART41020

Dernancourt

When the German offensive of March 1918 had been checked before Amiens, the enemy, with four divisions, on 5 April, made a strenuous effort to smash a way through at Dernancourt. Involving an initial retirement against enormous odds up the face of an open hillside by the 4th Division, as well as a...

ART41021

Ypres

This diorama shows the method for attacking German 'pillboxes', concrete strong-posts fortified with machine-guns. This work depicts a scene in the swamp of Nonne Boschen, east of Ypres, on 20 September 1917. Rifle-grenadiers and Lewis gunners attack the position from the front, while bayonet...

ART41023

Evacuation of wounded: Walking wounded dressing station

Fourth in the series of nine dioramas depicting the scheme of evacuation practiced at the Battle of Messines in France.

ART41025

Evacuation of wounded: Where the walking wounded and stretcher cases part company

Third in the series of nine dioramas depicting the scheme of evacuation practiced at the Battle of Messines in France. This model shows stretched cases being loaded on to a light tramway and being pushed to the Advanced Dressing Station for further treatment.

ART41026

Evacuation of wounded: Regimental aid post

Second in the series of nine dioramas depicting the scheme of evacuation practiced at the Battle of Messines in France. This model shows the walking wounded and stretched cases arriving at a Regimental Aid Post in a support stretcher.

ART41027

Evacuation of wounded: In the thick of the fight

First in a series of nine dioramas depicting the scheme of evacuation practiced at the Battle of Messines in France.

ART41028

Evacuation of wounded: Advanced dressing station

Fifth in the series of nine dioramas depicting the scheme of evacuation practised at the Batle of Messines in France.

ART41030

Evacuation of wounded: Main dressing station

Sixth in the series of nine dioramas depicting the scheme of evacuation practised at the Battle of Messines in France.

ART41031

Evacuation of wounded: General hospital

Eighth in the series of nine dioramas depicting the scheme of evacuation practised at the Battle of Messines in France, showing No.2 General Hospital at Wimereaux.

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Evacuation of wounded: Hospital ship

Ninth in the series of nine dioramas depicting the scheme of evacuation practised at the Battle of Messines in France.

ART41034

Mont St Quentin

This diorama relates to Mont St Quentin on 29 August 1918 when the Germans fell back to the line of the Somme west and south of Péronne, closely followed by the 5th and 2nd Divisions. Here the right and centre of the Australian Corps were brought to a standstill, first by the destruction of the...

ART41018

Ruined church, Templeux

Depicts an image of a ruined church in Templeux, Western Front, France. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working as Officer in...

ART13311

Tunnel entrance, Le Catelet (also known as `St Quentin Canal')

Depicts the French-built St Quentin Canal Tunnel which was captured on 29 September 1918. It was first explored from the Bullecourt end by the AIF 14th and 11th Field Companies, Australian Engineers, and some of the 5th Pioneer Battalion, who removed mines. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th...

ART03131

Outpost Bony

Watercolour sketch depicting the war damage at Bony on the Western Front. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working as Officer...

ART03147

Looking towards Bellicourt from G1 Street 62

Watercolour sketch depicting the view looking towards Bellicourt from G1 Street 62, with war damaged landscape and trees on both sides of the road. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a...

ART13309

Bellenglise

Depicts the wrecked buildings and grassy landscape around Bellenglise, France.

ART03133

Bullecourt

This diorama depicts events relating to 11 April 1917 when the 4th Australian Division attacked the Hindenburg Line near the village of Bullecourt. The tanks that were to have broken a way through the wire failed badly and the infantry, with great gallantry but no support, flung themselves against...

ART41022

Church, Bony

Watercolour sketch depicting the war damaged ruins of a church at Bony on the Western Front. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist...

ART03150

St Quentin Canal, Bellicourt

Watercolour sketch of the St Quentin Canal at Bullecourt on the Western Front depicting the wrecked landscape. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an...

ART03144

Road looking towards Bellicourt

Watercolour sketch depicting the war damage at Bellicourt, Western Front. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working as Officer...

ART13312

Looking towards Villers-Bretonneux

Watercolour sketch depicting the view towards the encampment and village of Villers-Bretonneux with bombardments in the far background. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course...

ART03062

Peronne

Watercolour sketch depicting a view of Peronne, Western Front, France. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working as Officer in...

ART13310

Hamelet, looking from old German front line

Watercolour sketch depicting the view to Hamelet, Western Front from the old German front line. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War...

ART03054

Landscape with distant group of trees: sketch for model of Villers-Bretonneux

Watercolour sketch depicting a landscape with distant group of trees. Sketch for Villers-Bretonneux diorama. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an...

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Street at Glisy

Watercolour sketch depicting a street in the village of Glisy at the Western Front. The image contains several Australian soldiers , General Service wagons and war damaged buildings. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th...

ART03084

Hangard Wood: sketch for model of Villers-Bretonneux

Depicts a view of Hangard Wood, a sketch for the Villers-Bretonneux diorama. Louis McCubbin was appointed as an official war artist working as Officer in Charge of Camouflage for 3rd Division AIF in 1918. His appointment was terminated in 1920, in which year he returned to Australia and joined the...

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Road and damaged fence: sketch for model of Villers-Bretonneux

Watercolour sketch depicting a road and damaged fence for Villers-Bretonneux diorama. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working...

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The slopes of Mont St Quentin

The slopes of Mt. St. Quentin, which overlooks the Somme River and the town of Péronne.

ART11420

Peronne

Watercolour sketch depicting the view of the town of peronne and its ruined buildings. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist...

ART03142

3rd Division Artillery passing through Sailly-le-Sec, August 1918 (also known as 'Going in through Sailly-le-Sec, 1918')

A line of horse-drawn wagons and limbers in a cloud of dust passing ruined houses in the village of Sailly-le-Sec, Western Front.

ART03152

Old bridge, Peronne

Watercolour sketch of the Old Bridge at Peronne. The left of the image contains a German sign [ineligible] nailed to a tree and buildings in the background. Peronne is near the Somme battlefield and was the objective of an intensive series of operations mounted by the Australian Corps between 29...

ART03102

Destroyed railway bridge, Peronne

Watercolour sketch depicting a destroyed railway bridge in Peronne. as a result of the Somme Advance. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official...

ART03112

The wall, Mont St Quentin, second section

Depicts the wall at Mont St Quentin. McCubbin was in Mont St Quentin in late August and early September 1918. He was an Official War Artist working as Officer in Charge of Camouflage for 3rd Division AIF in 1918. His appointment was terminated in 1920, in which year he returned to Australia and...

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Mont St Quentin

Depicts a view of Mont St Quentin, on the Somme, France with trenches and war ravaged landscape. The son of artist Frederick McCubbin, Louis McCubbin was born in Melbourne in 1890, and studied at the National Gallery School from 1906 until 1911. In 1916, he enlisted with the 14th Battalion of the...

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Corbie Abbey

Sketch depicting the war damage ruins of Corbie Abbey and surrounding buildings. Corbie is situated near the Somme battlefield and was the stage for the third battle of the Somme. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field...

ART03072

Observation balloon shot down

Watercolor sketch depicting a church in the Somme region with an observation balloon having been shot down in the skyline. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was...

ART03052

Railway near Peronne

Watercolour sketch depicting light trench railways near Peronne. The fore ground contains the light rail with several figures aboard and the background is a view of the town of Peronne. Peronne is near the Somme battlefield and was the objective of an intensive series of operations mounted by the...

ART03109

Sketch for model of Villers-Bretonneux

Watercolour sketch depicting a view of Aubercourt on the Western Front with a church in the left background for the Villers-Bretonneux diorama. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage...

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Church, Bullecourt

A wrecked church and debris at Bullecourt, Western Front.

ART03129

Somme Valley

Depicts a landscape of the Somme Valley in France, with the river winding through the foreground and undulating hills in the background. The son of artist Frederick McCubbin, Louis McCubbin he enlisted with the 14th Battalion of the AIF and served in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field...

ART03119

Cappy

Depicts a semi-ruined bridge at Cappy. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working as Officer in Charge of Camouflage for 3rd...

ART03120

Burnt-out tank in front of Vaire Wood 10/8/18

Drawing depicting a burnt-out tank (British Mark V tanks (WW1 period)) in the war damaged Vaire Wood, Western Front. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as...

ART03088

Sailly-le-Sec

Watercolour sketch depicting church and village ruins from war damage at Sailly-le-Sec on the Western Front. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an...

ART03100

Bray-sur-Somme showing Red Cross Station

Watercolour sketch depicting the Red Cross Station at Bray-sur-Somme on the Western Front. The station is in the mid ground of the image with the town and landscape of Bray-sur-Somme around it. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with...

ART03110

Gueudecourt

Watercolour sketch depicting the war damaged landscape around Gueudecourt with a road leading from the right of the image, and destroyed trees in the background. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He...

ART03146

Church, Warfussee

Watercolour sketch depicting the war damage inflicted upon a church in Warfusse. Warfusse is situated in the Somme region. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was...

ART03136

Ruined church

Watercolour sketch depicting two Australian soldiers in uniform outside the ruins of a church in the Somme region. One of the Australian soldiers is mounted on a horse with a General Service wagon attached; the other soldier is standing to the side of the church ruins. In the right foreground of...

ART03106

Battle of Mont St Quentin, sketched during battle

This painting was sketched during the battle of Mont St Quentin which took place on 29 August 1918. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War...

ART03116

Landscape with distant trees: sketch for model of Villers-Bretonneux

Watercolour sketch depicting the landscape around Villers-Bretonneux with distant trees. Sketch for the Villers-Bretonneux diorama. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and...

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Le Verguier

Depicts a war damaged landscape with church ruins at Le Verguier, Western Front, France. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist...

ART13314

Gun repair park

Watercolour sketch depicting British 6 inch Howitzers and artillery pieces in a maintenance park with a tripod crane for lifting heavy components. There are three soldiers in the mid ground of the image. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November...

ART03066

German observation balloon shot down near Corbie

Watercolour sketch depicting a German observation balloon being shot down near the village of Corbie. Corbie is situated near the Somme battlefield and was the stage for the third battle for the Somme. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917...

ART03076

Guard tent at the main dressing station, 10th Field Ambulance, Pont d'Achelles

Watercolour sketch depicting a guard tent with a Red Cross flag and Union Jack flying above, and a damaged building to the right. This work is of the main dressing station of the 10th Field Ambulance, Pont d'Achelles. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France...

ART03046

3rd Pioneer Battalion Camp near Bussy

Watercolour sketch depicting the AIF 3rd Pioneer Battalion Camp near Bussy at the Western Front. The work depicts Australian soldiers and their camp of tents and dugouts. Several soldiers appear to be standing atop the ridge above the camp surveying the landscape. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the...

ART03056

Accroche Wood

Drawing depicting the war damage to the Accroche Wood at the Western Front, France. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working...

ART03086

Main road Villers-Bretonneux: Amiens to Peronne to St Quentin: sketch for model of Villers-Bretonneux

Watercolour sketch depicting a view of the main road through Villers-Bretonneux, traveling from Amiens to Peronne to St Quentin with electricity wires. This sketch was used as a basis for the Villers-Bretonneux diorama. Louis McCubbin enlisted in the 14th Battalion AIF serving in France from...

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Panorama of Dernancourt (four sections)

A wrecked landscape at Dernancourt, Western Front, with crosses marking graves.

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Villers-Bretonneux road

Watercolour sketch depicting a Villers-Bretonneux road populated with trucks, vehicles and civilians. The skyline has images of at least three planes overhead. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He...

ART03063

Church, Corbie

Watercolour sketch depicting the war damaged ruins of the church at Corbie on the Western Front with fallen trees in the left foreground and the church in the right of the image. McCubbin was in Corbie in August 1918. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France...

ART03069

Hamel, bombardment near Albert in distance 9/8/18

Watercolour sketch depicting the landscape around Hamel, Western Front with a bombardment in the distance. Hamel is situated near the Somme battlefield and was the scene of significant and strategic Allied victory on July 4 1918. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving...

ART03079

Villers-Bretonneux, crucifix corner

Watercolour sketch of Crucifix corner at Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France, with the landscape devastated due to war damage. The son of artist Frederick McCubbin, Louis McCubbin was born in Melbourne in 1890, and studied at the National Gallery School from 1906 until 1911. In 1916, he enlisted with...

ART13318

3rd Division Headquarters, Deadman's Gully

Sketch depicting the AIF 3rd Division Headquarters at Deadman's Gully, Western Front. The scene depicts camp life and contains images of soldiers, tents, wagons and the headquarters buildings. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the...

ART03089

Glisy

Watercolour sketch depicting war damage at the village of Glisy at Western Front. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working as...

ART03075

Main Corbie, Amiens Road: main dressing station of 11th Field Ambulance: heavy shelling at Hamel and Lille at rear of Corbie

Depicts the main dressing station of the 11th Field Ambulance situated on the main Corbie and Amiens road. In the background at the rear of Corbie, heavy shelling can be seen at Hamel and Lille. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with...

ART03045

Horse lines

Watercolour sketch depicting the Somme desert, Somme, Western Front with images of limber wagons and articulated general service wagons. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course...

ART03055

Landscape with distant church: Morgmint Wood: sketch for model of Villers-Bretonneux

Watercolour sketch depicting a view of Morgmint Wood comprising a landscape with distant church. Sketch for the Villers-Bretonneux diorama. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage...

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Church Suzanne

Pencil sketch depicting a churches ruins at Suzanne. Suzanne is in near the Somme battlefield, approximately 13 kilometres from the town of Albert. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a...

ART03087

Hamel, looking towards Albert

Depicts the landscape at Hamel, Western Front with war damaged trees and ground. Hamel is situated near the Somme battlefield and was the scene of significant and strategic Allied victory on July 4 1918. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November...

ART03085

Corbie, morning of August 8th 1918

A plane filies over the village of Corbie on the Western Front. Clouds of smoke billow from explosions or shell Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an...

ART03121

New and destroyed bridge, Peronne

Watercolour sketch depicting the destroyed bridge at Peronne in the foreground and the new bridge in the background. McCubbin was in Peronne in September 1918. Peronne is near the Somme battlefield and was the objective of an intensive series of operations mounted by the Australian Corps between...

ART03101

Clery

Watercolour sketch depicting soldiers on horses with wagons at Clery, Western Front and ruins of a village in the background. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was...

ART03111

Near Peronne: burning Gotha shot down by an aeroplane at night

Depicts a burning Gotha (a German twin engined bomber) plummeting to the ground at night near the town of Peronne, having been shot down by an allied aeroplane. There is a ruined church in the foreground of the image. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France...

ART03044

Ruins at Hamel (church)

Sketch depicting the war damaged ruins of a church at Hamel, Western Front. Hamel is situated near the Somme battlefield and was the scene of significant and strategic Allied victory on July 4 1918. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917...

ART03073

Peronne. Heavy artillery advancing through the town

The 1st Australian Imperial Force going through the ruins of Peronne with heavy artillery such as 8 inch howitzers. A biplane can be seen flying overhead. Smoke from burning villages is visible in the distance. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from...

ART03043

Main dressing station Amiens road

Watercolour sketch depicting the main dressing station on Amiens road; with military trucks, tents, Nissan hut, flags and observation balloons. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage...

ART03053

Bombardment near Albert

Watercolour sketch depicting the landscape near Albert with an artillery barrage in the distance and smoke from artillery barrage rising above hills. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a...

ART03083

Light railways and dugouts, Bussy

Watercolour sketch depicting the light railways and dugouts at Bussy on the Western Front. The image also depicts buildings in the background. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage...

ART03093

Tunnel entrance

Depicts a tunnel entrance on a river in Corbie, France. The son of artist Frederick McCubbin, Louis McCubbin he enlisted with the 14th Battalion of the AIF and served in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course in 1918 and became one of five soldiers...

ART03127

Gueudecourt

Watercolour sketch depicting the war damaged landscape around Gueudecourt with destroyed trees. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War...

ART03145

Mont St Quentin

Depicts the Mont St Quentin in the Peronne area of France, captured by allied forces in September 1918, in a green but wrecked landscape. In the foreground and midground the remains of damaged pillboxes can be seen. Louis McCubbin was an Official War Artist working as Officer in Charge of...

ART03135

Mont St Quentin road

Watercolour sketch depicting the road through Mont St Quentin with a procession of military vehicles traveling it. This work was used as a reference for the First World War dioramas on display in the Australian War Memorial. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in...

ART03105

Sailly-le-Sec

Landscape and buildings at Sailly-le-Sec, Western Front.

ART03115

Corbie

Corbie is situated near the Somme battlefield and was the stage for the third battle for the Somme. The painting shows a panoramic view of this area that includes a church in the far left, trees in the midground and hills in the background. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in...

ART11425

The wall, Mont St Quentin, first section

McCubbin was in Mont St Quentin in late August and early September 1918 and painted this work the following year. Louis McCubbin was an Official War Artist working as Officer in Charge of Camouflage for 3rd Division AIF in 1918. His appointment was terminated in 1920, in which year he returned to...

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Panorama of Dernancourt (four sections)

A wrecked landscape at Dernancourt, Western Front, with crosses marking graves.

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At a water point

Watercolour sketch depicting several Australian soldiers with articulated general service wagons and limber wagons, traveling past a village in the Somme region. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He...

ART03068

Chateau Coisy

Watercolour sketch depicting the Chateau at Coisy with three Australian soldiers in the right of the image. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an...

ART03078

Looking towards the lines, Somme Valley

Watercolour sketch depicting a graveyard with the Somme Valley in the background and parachutes in the skyline. The two crosses in the left hand corner of the work mark the graves of two Australian soldiers; Lieutenant ODM Hassam and Private EJ Taylor. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th...

ART03058

Peronne Cathedral

Watercolour and pencil sketch depicting the Peronne Cathedral ruins. Peronne is near the Somme battlefield and was the objective of an intensive series of operations mounted by the Australian Corps between 29 August and 2 September 1918. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916,...

ART03098

Cachy village and Aqqunne Wood: sketch for model of Villers-Bretonneux

Watercolour sketch depicting the landscape around Aqqunne Wood, with the village of Cachy in the distance, for the Villers-Bretonneux diorama. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage...

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Valley of the Somme near Bussy

Watercolour sketch depicting a train of articulated general service wagons and limber wagons traveling on road through the Valley of the Somme near Bussy at the Western Front. The image also depicts an observation balloon in the skyline and a small river traveling through the right of the work....

ART03061

Hamel 11/8/18

Watercolour sketch depicting war damage at Hamel, Western Front with a military truck in the background. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official...

ART03071

The battle of Mont St Quentin in progress as seen from a ridge near Clery and painted between 2am and 4am on the day of the battle

The battle of Mont St Quentin in progress as seen from a ridge near Clery and painted between 2am and 4am on the day of the battle. Explosions and smoke plumes in the distance. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field...

ART03051

Lorry park

Watercolour sketch depicting a lorry park in the Somme, France. The image shows a village street with several military lorries parked on either side and civilian buildings in the rear. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th...

ART03067

[Buildings] verso: [Landscape with church in distance]

Watercolour sketch depicting war damage ruins of a village. The verso has a Watercolour sketch depicting a landscape with a church in the background. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a...

ART03077

Divisional Headquarters dugouts, Bussy

Bussy, Western Front. Bussy was the Headquarters of the 4th Division during the summer of 1918. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War...

ART03057

View of Corbie

Watercolour sketch depicting the view of the village of Corbie, Western Front. Corbie is situated near the Somme battlefield and was the stage for the third battle for the Somme. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field...

ART03081

Citadel, Peronne

Watercolour sketch depicting the war damaged remains of the Citadel at Peronne. Peronne is near the Somme battlefield and was the objective of an intensive series of operations mounted by the Australian Corps between 29 August and 2 September 1918. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion...

ART03097

Church and ruins, Villers-Bretonneux

Watercolour sketch depicting the war damage and ruins of a church in Villers- Bretonneux. Villers- Bretonneux is situated in the Somme region. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage...

ART03143

Suzanne

Depicts building debris and shrubbery in the foreground, the town of Suzanne with its church in the midground and aircraft flying overhead in the background. Suzanne is in the Bray Proyart Area, Somme, France.

ART03123

Ruined village

Watercolour sketch depicting a war damaged village in the Somme region. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working as Officer...

ART03103

Shell bursts, Corbie

Watercolour sketch depicting shell bursts near Corbie on the Western Front. The mid ground contains the image of church ruins. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was...

ART03113

Tanks at a railhead near the Somme

Watercolour sketch depicting Mark IV British First World War tanks at a railhead. The sponsons have been removed for rail transport so that it is not possible to identify the tanks as being male (6 pounders) or female (Lewis machine guns). There are several tents located in the left of the image as...

ART03065

[Army camp, Somme desert]

Watercolour sketch depicting the Australian Army Camp at the Somme desert, Somme, Western Front. The foreground contains horses, tents, supplies and wagons. The background also contains tents as well as the view of the landscape surrounding the camp. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion...

ART03082

Camouflaged tents

Watercolour sketch depicting camouflaged tents in a wood in the Somme region. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working as...

ART03096

In Etinehem

Sketch depicting a group of soldiers on horseback with wagons, traveling through the war damaged town of Etinehem at the Western Front. McCubbin was in Etinehem in August 1918. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field...

ART03091

Deadman's Gully, Sailly-le-Sec

Watercolour sketch depicting the AIF encampment at Deadman's Gully, Sailly-le-Sec at the Western Front. Two military trucks appear at the lower left of the image and trucks and tents are depicted in the background as is the landscape of Deadman's Gully. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th...

ART03092

Dressing station in France

Depicts soldiers being brought to a station where they can have their wounds dressed. Several are standing or lying on stretchers in the foreground, with an ambulance and two stretcher bearers behind them. In the background is the dressing station situated in a French town.

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Peronne

Watercolour sketch depicting a view of Peronne, Western Front, France. The son of artist Frederick McCubbin, Louis McCubbin was born in Melbourne in 1890, and studied at the National Gallery School from 1906 until 1911. In 1916, he enlisted with the 14th Battalion of the AIF and served in France...

ART13316

Tanks

Watercolour sketch depicting Mark IV British First World War tanks at a railhead. The sponsons have been removed for rail transport so that it is not possible to identify the tanks as being male (6 pounders) or female (Lewis machine guns). There are several tents located in the left of the image as...

ART03080

Pozieres

This diorama depicts events from the summer of 1916 when the Australians captured the crest of the Somme-Ancre ridge beyond Pozieres. The terrific bombardments laid down by both sides in this fighting pulverised the countryside, obliterating trenches and burying the troops in the debris. In this...

ART41019

Etinehem

Sketch depicting the war damaged village of Etinehem at the Western Front. The image also contains the image of a person leading horses and wagon. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a...

ART03090

Railway tracks and electricity wires: Bayonvillers in distance: sketch for model of Villers-Bretonneux

Watercolour sketch depicting railway tracks and electricity wires, with the village of Bayonvillers in the distance. Sketch for the Villers-Bretonneux diorama. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He...

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Looking towards Vaux-sur-Somme

Watercolour sketch depicting a view of the landscape around Vaux on the Western Front. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist...

ART03137

Peronne

Watercolour sketch of the village of Peronne depicting a street with war damaged buildings. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist...

ART03107

Cappy

Depicts a church in the town of Cappy in Picardie, France, viewed through trees in the foreground and a small lake. The son of artist Frederick McCubbin, Louis McCubbin he enlisted with the 14th Battalion of the AIF and served in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook...

ART03117

Aqqunne Wood and railway: sketch for model of Villers-Bretonneux

Watercolour sketch depicting the landscape of Acquainted Wood with the railway running through the image. Sketch for the Villers-Bretonneux diorama. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a...

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Battered limber wagon near Vaire Wood

Watercolour sketch depicting a war damaged limber wagon in a field near Vaire Wood at the Western Front. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official...

ART03060

Vaire Wood, 9/8/18

Watercolour sketch depicting the war damaged landscape of Vaire Wood at the Western Front. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist...

ART03070

Landscape with distant buildings: sketch for model of Villers-Bretonneux

Watercolour sketch depicting a landscape with the village of Marcelcave in the distance. Sketch for the Villers-Bretonneux diorama. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and...

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Somme Valley

A line of trees meanders through the centre of this Somme valley and leads the viewer to a small farm house on the right hand side of the composition. In the distance a view of mountains in the distance from which blue coloured smoke or mist is rising.

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Dernancourt

A wrecked landscape at Dernancourt, Western Front.

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Church, Villers-Bretonneux

Watercolour sketch depicting the war damaged ruins of a church in Villers-Bretonneux. Villers-Bretonneux is situated in the Somme region. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage...

ART03138

The Somme desert, Clery

Watercolour sketch depicting the war damaged landscape at Clery on the Western Front. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist...

ART03108

Somme near Bray

A landscape featuring the Somme river near Bray in France during the First World War. The son of artist Frederick McCubbin, Louis McCubbin he enlisted with the 14th Battalion of the AIF and served in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course in 1918...

ART03118

Ruined village, Sailly-le-Sec (sketch for a larger painting)

A line of horse-drawn wagons and limbers in a cloud of dust passing ruined houses in the village of Sailly-le-Sec, Western Front.

ART03122

Looking from Suzanne

A view of a green landscape with cottages and trees from the township of Suzanne, which is in the Bray Proyart Area, Somme, France.

ART03124

Mont St Quentin

This dyptich depcits the landscape of Mont St Quentin, France, with discarded remnants and trenches remaining from the First World War. Louis McCubbin (1890-1952) was an Official War Artist working as Officer in Charge of Camouflage for 3rd Division AIF in 1918. His appointment was terminated in...

ART03134

Peronne

Watercolour sketch depicting a view of the village of Peronne in the Somme region. McCubbin was in Peronne in September 1918. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was...

ART03104

Near Sailly-le-Sec

Depicts a convoy of lorries and trucks traveling down a tree lined road near Sailly-le-Sec. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist...

ART03114

Panorama of Dernancourt (four sections)

A wrecked landscape at Dernancourt, Western Front.

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Light railway dump, Mont St Quentin

Watercolour sketch depicting the light railways dump at Mont St Quentin with a figure atop a carriage. The background contains smoke and what appears to be the aftermath of a bombardment. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th...

ART03095

Brigade refilling point

Regimental transport ration limbers loading at a brigade refilling point, Beersheba, while others, having filled, are moving along the road in the bed of the wady to their squadron areas. This is seventh in a series of eight paintings accompanying the Palestine dioramas. The series illustrates the...

ART91026

Near Bussy

Watercolour sketch depicting the Bussy, Western Front landscape with Soldiers and tents in the background. An observation balloon also appears in the background. Bussy was the Headquarters of the 4th Division during the summer of 1918. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916,...

ART03059

Horse lines near Glisy

Watercolour sketch depicting a view of horse lines and tents for stores and men near Glisy with observation balloons visible in the skyline. AIF Headquarters were located at Glisy during 1918. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the...

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Le Catelet

Watercolour sketch depicting church and village ruins at Le Catelet, Aisne, France. Louis McCubbin enlisted with the 14th Battalion AIF in 1916, serving in France from November 1917 with the 10th Field Ambulance. He undertook a camouflage course and was appointed as an Official War Artist working...

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Mont St Quentin, summit of the mount, painted soon after the battle

Depicts the summit of Mont St Quentin with part of the ruins of the church visible in the left of the picture and part of the ruins of the church can be seen on the left of the picture. This work was painted shortly after the battle of Mont St Quentin 31st August 1918. Louis McCubb was an Official...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1890-03-18
Date of embarkation 1917-08-04
Date of death 1952-12-06