Biography

Birth date: 08 May 1867
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Geelong, Mount Duneed
Death date: 02 September 1943
Death place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Olinda
Final rank: Lieutenant
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Arthur Streeton was one of Australia's best known landscape painters and member of the "Heidelberg school". Born at Mt Duneed, Victoria, in 1867, he studied at the National Gallery School from 1884 to 1887. He was apprenticed as a lithographer with Troedel and Cooper, Melbourne, until 1888 when he left to take up painting full-time.

During the 1880s Streeton was one of a group of young Australian artists who took up the French tradition of painting outdoors. He produced direct works that were believed to capture the distinctive qualities of the Australian sunlight. Later paintings created images of Australia that were widely regarded as embodying the essence of national character.

Anxious for success overseas, Streeton left Australia for Europe in 1897. When the First World War broke out he was living in London. Since he was too old for military service he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and worked as an orderly at the 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, alongside other Australian artists, including Tom Roberts, A. Henry Fullwood and George Coates.

After his discharge as medically unfit, Streeton lobbied for the establishment of an Australian war art scheme. He was offered a commission by the Canadian government but declined, preferring to work for Australia. He was appointed an official war artist in May 1918, sent to France and attached to the 2nd Division AIF.

Streeton worked mostly around the Somme battlefields until mid-August 1918, when he returned to London. His drawings, watercolours and paintings show the AIF headquarters at St Gratien, Glisy and Heilly, the dressing stations at Villers-Bretonneaux, landscape studies and scenes of wrecked machinery. In October and November Streeton returned to France, again with the 2nd Division. This time his works concentrated on the destruction around Peronne.

Back in London, Streeton completed his contract as an official war artist with The Somme valley near Corbie, a large landscape showing the opening stages of the second battle of the Somme. With a peaceful rural landscape dominating the foreground and an artillery barrage set in the far distance, the painting embodies Streeton's observation, (in a letter to Sir Baldwin Spencer) that

"True pictures of Battlefields are very quiet looking things. There's nothing much to be seen - everybody & thing is hidden & camouflaged - it is only in the Illustrated papers one gets a real idea of Battle as it occurs in the mind of the man whose never been there".

Streeton returned to Australia in 1920, a famous and popular artist. He was knighted for his services to art in 1937 and died at Olinda, Victoria, in 1943.

Rolls and Awards

Photograph

133736

CANBERRA, ACT. 1948-11-17. LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR BERNARD FREYBERG VC KCB GCMG KBE DSO, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF NEW ZEALAND, AND LADY FREYBERG, NEAR THE PAINTING OF THE SOMME VALLEY BY ARTHUR STREETON ON EXHIBITION AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL. THE MEMORIAL'S DIRECTOR, LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN L....

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P03451.001

Studio portrait of Lieutenant Arthur Ernest Streeton, Official War Artist. Streeton had been a member of the Heidelberg school of artists in Melbourne before travelling to England. He was one of a number of artists, including fellow Australians George Coates, Tom Roberts and A Henry Fullwood, who...

P03451.001

P03451.002

Informal portrait of Corporal Arthur Ernest Streeton, Royal Army Medical Corps. Streeton was later appointed Official War Artist. Formerly a member of the Heidelberg school of artists in Melbourne, he was one of a number of artists, including fellow Australians George Coates, Tom Roberts and A...

P03451.002

P03451.003

Informal portrait of Lieutenant Arthur Ernest Streeton, Royal Army Medical Corps. Streeton was later appointed Official War Artist. Formerly a member of the Heidelberg school of artists in Melbourne, he was one of a number of artists, including fellow Australians George Coates, Tom Roberts and A...

P03451.003

P03451.004

Studio portrait of the Streeton family. Identified from left to right, Lieutenant Arthur Ernest Streeton, Official War Artist; his son, Oliver Streeton and wife Mrs Streeton. Formerly a member of the Heidelberg school of artists in Melbourne, he was one of a number of artists, including fellow...

P03451.004

P03451.005

An exhibition of London-based artists' work, including that of Lieutenant Arthur Ernest Streeton, on display at Wandsworth Hospital. Formerly a member of the Heidelberg school of artists in Melbourne, he was one of a number of artists, including fellow Australians George Coates, Tom Roberts and A...

P03451.005

P03451.006

An exhibition of London-based artists' work, including that of Lieutenant Arthur Ernest Streeton, on display at Wandsworth Hospital. Formerly a member of the Heidelberg school of artists in Melbourne, he was one of a number of artists, including fellow Australians George Coates, Tom Roberts and A...

P03451.006

Art

(St Gratien: General Birdwood bidding farewell to headquarters staff)

Depicts staff of the 1st and 2nd Australian Divisions standing outside the chateau at St Gratien to farewell General Birdwood. The chateau was used as headquarters for AIF. William Birdwood, a British officer, was appointed to command the Australian and New Zealand forces in 1914 and led the ANZAC...

ART03510

Australian flying squadron aerodrome, near Villers-Bocage

Depicts an RE8 aircraft standing near a group of tents at Villers-Bocage in France. One aircraft is seen in the right foreground, another at the left distance and one in the air. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth...

ART03526

Boulogne

Depicts the town of Boulogne with the city buildings in the background, railway engines and trucks, and soldiers marching in the foreground. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom...

ART12630

Lorry

Depicts a 3 ton general service truck, with a pile of discarded shell cases at its rear. On the verso is a pencil sketch of a landscape. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts,...

ART12637

Viaduct blown up, Le Cateau

Depicts the blown up viaduct bridge at Le Cateau. The German sign 'Zur Rampe' nailed on the telegraph pole at the side indicates the way to railway station. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked...

ART12638

Le Cateau

Preliminary sketch of an interior view of the wrecked church at Le Cateau. See ART93099 for finished painting. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and...

ART12639

French engine, Boulogne

Depicts a sketch of a French train engine at Boulogne with smoke rising and carriages attached, and a group of people standing outside the front of the train. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is...

ART12642

Trees along water

Depicts a landscape with a train of horses and wagons travelling upon a road with trees along side a waterline. On the verso is a sketch of a horses head and a sketch of men on a wagon in pencil. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late...

ART12650

HMS Renown, Sydney Harbour

HMS Renown, Sydney Harbour (14910) shows the ship anchored in the Athol Bight having brought the Prince of Wales to Australia. It was painted from the North Shore and shows the Domain, Elizabeth Bay and Garden Island in the background. Although the work is not directly related to the war, it was...

ART14910

5th Division going in, Lahoussoye

Streeton shows the Australian 5th Division camped in La Houssoye, France, in April 1918. La Houssoye was one of a series of villages that stood behind the front line and was taken over as billets and camps. The Australians had a very strong presence around this area in 1918. Streeton has depicted...

ART19790

Official Australian war artists

Depicts the sketch outline and silhouettes of a group of Australian official artists who were attached to the different divisions of the AIF during the First World War. Depicted in the painting are, standing l-r; John Longstaff (1), Charles Bryant (2), George Lambert (3), Henry Fullwood (4), James...

ART50017

Concert by Miss Hullah

A coloured handbill advertising a concert at the 3rd General Hospital, on Tuesday 20th August (probably should be July), given by the entertainer 'Miss Hullah'. The image is of three poppies, one red and two pink, with a poem on the right reading: 'Pleasures are like poppies spread, you seize the...

ART50161

Miss Hullah

Depicts a performer by the name of 'Miss Hullah', dressed in a blue dress with full skirt and petticoat, and blue stockings, with the words 'MISS HULLAH' written across her. The work is an advertisement for a performance for soldiers in London. Streeton worked as an orderly at Wandsworth Hospital...

ART50162

Mr Howard Williams Day

This is a small poster giving details of a performance at Wandsworth Hospital with an image of a dancer wearing a hat and kicking up her legs. Streeton worked as an orderly at Wandsworth Hospital for two years between 1915-1917, during which time he made posters for entertainments at the hospital....

ART50163

Near Abbeville

Depicts a panoramic view of the rural landscape with trees, tents and open fields, observed by the artist while in France during the First World War. This work was displayed at Australia House in London. Streeton painted this work at Abbeville in north-western France (near Amiens). Streeton was an...

ART92138

[Concert poster]

This is a small poster giving details of a performance at Wandsworth Hospital with an image of an urn with a plant coming out which appears to have a shield with crown and serpent entwined in the foliage. Streeton worked as an orderly at Wandsworth Hospital for two years between 1915-1917, during...

ART90402

[Concert by Mr W Dellah]

This is a small poster giving details of a performance at Wandsworth Hospital with two decorative images of dancers. Streeton worked as an orderly at Wandsworth Hospital for two years between 1915-1917, during which time he made posters for entertainments at the hospital. This work forms part of...

ART90403

[Concert by Miss Hullah, Old Recreation Room]

This is a small poster giving details of a performance at Wandsworth Hospital with an image of a dancer in the centre. Streeton worked as an orderly at Wandsworth Hospital for two years between 1915-1917, during which time he made posters for entertainments at the hospital. This work forms part of...

ART90404

The arrival of the British Fleet

The subject of the painting is the arrival of the British Fleet in Melbourne on 17 March 1924 on its round-the-world journey. It is a subject that is not covered by any artist in our collection. In this unique work Streeton has depicted the arrival of the Empire Special Service Squadron, a fleet of...

ART91646

Streeton in France 1918

A poster depicting an exhibition 'Streeton in France 1918' held at the Australian War Memorial from 1st May - 31st August 1982. The poster contains an image of the watercolour and pencil sketch 'Mericourt'. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne...

ARTV08832

Cathedral interior

This is a scene of a ruined cathedral interior, most probably in the town of Le Cateau. 'Cathedral Interior' is a sombre yet tranquil scene. Streeton had witnessed the aftermath of the destruction of many French towns with their beautiful, historic buildings having been torn apart, leaving a...

ART93099

French siege gun

This is a French 340 mm Mle 1912 siege gun on a sliding mount, under a camouflaged tarpaulin. Three figures of soldiers standing on the mount show the scale and impressive size of the gun. Placing the gun in shadow throws it into bolder relief giving it a greater force and presence. Streeton's work...

ART50040

Abbeville

Depicts tents at the 3rd Australian General Hospital with impressionist figures of soldiers and nurses in front of the tents. In the foreground is a roadway and median strip with flowers. Streeton painted this work at Abbeville in north-western France (near Amiens). Streeton was an official war...

ART92139

[Cityscape]

The right hand side [upside down] of a sketch of a cityscape with a river in the foreground and barges full of people onboard. This could possibly be some sort of victory celebration towards the end of the First World War. The city is possibly Boulogne as it bears a similarity to...

ART93175.019

recto: [blank]; verso: [Cityscape]

Partial sketch of a cityscape, viewed from a high vantage point, with trucks and cars on the streets. The city is possibly Boulogne as it bears a similarity to ART12630. Boulogne, was one of the three base ports most extensively used by the Commonwealth armies on the Western Front throughout the...

ART93175.017

[Cityscape]

The left hand side [upside down] of a cityscape sketch. It is from a high vantage point, possibly from a window of a tall building, depicting city roofs with chimney stacks, and streets, gardens and church spires. Again this city is probably Boulogne.

ART93175.021

[Cityscape]

Sketch of a cityscape with a river in the foreground and barges full of people onboard. This could possibly be some sort of victory celebration towards the end of the First World War. The city is possibly Boulogne as it bears a similarity to ART12630. Boulogne, was one of the three base ports most...

ART93175.018

[Cityscape]

Partial sketch of a cityscape, viewed from a high vantage point, with trucks and cars on the streets. The city is possibly Boulogne as it bears a similarity to ART12630. Boulogne, was one of the three base ports most extensively used by the Commonwealth armies on the Western Front throughout the...

ART93175.016

recto: [Cityscape]; verso: [Cityscape]

The left hand side [upside down] of a sketch of a cityscape with a river in the foreground and barges full of people onboard. This could possibly be some sort of victory celebration towards the end of the First World War. The city is possibly Boulogne as it bears a similarity to ART12630. Boulogne,...

ART93175.020

Australian official war artists 1916-1918

Depicts many Australian official war artists who were attached to different divisions of the AIF during the First World War, in a group portrait. The painting was originally owned by Cyril Steele of Melbourne. It was noted that the painting was considered to be an example of Coates' work that was...

ART15334

Arthur Streeton

Depicts a portrait of an officer Arthur Streeton, Royal Army Medical Corps, 3rd General Hospital, wearing uniform and holding cap, later as Lieutenant was Official War Artist to 1st Australian Imperial Force.

ART19841

[Landscape]

A sketch of an unfinished landscape. This sketchbook is from Streeton's first official war artist commission to France 14 May-13 August 1918 where he worked mainly around the Somme battlefields.

ART93170.005

Australian Hospital, Abbeville

Depicts the Number 3 Australian General Hospital at Abbeville with large tents used as hospital wards, and in the background are wooden buildings. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom...

ART12649

Dump, Glisy

Depicts the ammunition dump at Glisy, with stacked boxes of ammunition and stacks of shells and a wagon in the foreground. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder,...

ART12629

Study of a naval gun at Chuignolles (cold day)

Depicts a naval gun sketched on two sheets of paper with grids drawn in pencil and colour instructions inscribed within. The most powerful land weapons of the Great War were naval guns weighing hundreds of tons apiece (nicknamed Big Berthas by the British); they could be moved on land only by...

ART12653

Chateau, Villers-Bretonneux

Depicts the chateau at Villers-Bretonneux with the fish pond in the foreground and ruins in the rear. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick...

ART12643

Greys under cover , Glisy

Depicts a row of greys (horses) under the cover of a forest of trees in an AIF encampment, with tents in the right background. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles...

ART12633

verso: [Farm building]

Sketch of a damaged farm building with a rake leaning on the building to the left of the image.

ART93173.004

The Somme [View of Corbie]

Depicts the right side of a landscape sketch of the Somme Valley with Corbie church in the left background.

ART93169.004

[Interior of Bellicourt tunnel]

Depicts the interior of Bellicourt tunnel looking towards the outside. A group of three soldiers are working near the entrance of the tunnel.

ART93169.014

German 38 cm naval gun, captured near Chuignolles

Chuignolles; 1st Australian Division, 1st Infantry Brigade; German 38 cm naval gun, captured by 1st Brigade AIF, gun destroyed before capture; Western Front, Hindenburg Line; South of Cappy Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late...

ART03521

60-pounder gun off Albert Road

The drawing shows the trail end of a 60-pounder Breech Loading (BL) gun, off Albert Road near Albert, France. The Mark I gun is placed under camouflage netting showing its interrupted thread single motion breech, visible in the open position are the sights and rammer. Arthur Streeton is best known...

ART03531

Armoured car

Depicts a Lanchester armoured car, with modified wheels and armoured cabinet at rear, on the Bapaume Road near Albert. In front is a partially sketched motor vehicle with its cabriolet down and telegraph poles and lines visible in the skyline. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of...

ART03511

Street in ruins, Villers-Bretonneux, France

Official war artist Arthur Streeton was sent to France with the 2nd Division AIF in May 1918 to record the Somme battlefields. This pencil and wash drawing depicts the aftermath of a major battle at Villers-Bretonneux that took place several months before, in April 1918. Viewed from the middle of...

ART93003

[blank]; verso: [Partial roof]

A partial sketch of a roof. This sketchbook is from Streeton's first official war artist commission to France 14 May-13 August 1918 where he worked mainly around the Somme battlefields.

ART93170.009

Motor lorries, Coisy

Depicts trucks of the 1st AIF parked in and alongside farm outbuildings in Coisy with soldiers standing beside two trucks. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder,...

ART03506

[House plan]

Sketch of house plans.

ART93173.013

Somme 1 May 1918 [cloth covered sketchbook containing 16 sketches]

Artists sketchbook covering the campaign in the Somme Valley, May 1918. The sketchbook comprises 17 pages, two loose sheets, and five blank pages, with 16 drawings of landscapes, encampments and bomb dumps. Places depicted include Somme River, Glisy, Vaux-sur-Somme, Amiens, Chuignolles, and Corbie....

ART93170

Sketchbook [soft-grey cover]

This sketchbook is from Streeton's first official war artist commission to France 14 May-13 August 1918 where he worked mainly around the Somme battlefields. The sketchbook comprises 13 pages, one loose sheet, with 16 drawings of landscapes, encampments, horses, ruined buildings, officer's...

ART93173

Field guns, Glisy

Depicts three 18 pounder guns in line, with a pack on the ground nearby and parts of a rifle showing in open end of pack. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder,...

ART03485

recto: [blank]; verso: [Landscape]

On the verso is the left side of a preliminary sketch of a landscape and river with buildings reflected in the water.

ART93175.002

[Landscape]

Depicts a landscape sketch with wash on upper section of page.

ART93169.001

[Smith's side of road and railway]

Depicts a sketch of a landscape with a village along the horizon line.

ART93169.011

[Two sketches of a review of 2nd Division by General Sir Charles Rosenthal]; verso: [Sketch of a review of 2nd Division by General Sir Charles Rosenthal]

Two sketches on recto of the 2nd Division in review formation for General Sir Charles Rosenthal. The verso also depicts a sketch of the 2nd Division in review formation for Rosenthal with a jeep to the left of the General and senior officers.

ART93169.006

Prisoner-of-war compound, Abbeville

Abbeville; barbed wire, encampment; fences of barbed wire reinforced with wire entalglements surrounding Nissen huts accommodating German prisoners Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom...

ART03528

Ruins in Peronne, Hotel de ville

Depicts the ruins of a house and the Hotel de Ville (Town hall) lies in ruins in Peronne, with a pile of debris and ruins in the street. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts,...

ART03518

Road to Mont St Quentin

Depicts a pencil sketch of the road to Mont St Quentin, with a supply dump in the foreground, the road and trees in the mid ground and the village of Mont St Quentin in the background. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth...

ART12635

Entrance to citadel, Peronne

Depicts a view of the damaged entrance to the Citadel at Peronne, with an Albion truck outside. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick McCubbin as...

ART03516

recto: [blank]; verso: Tunnel, Bellicourt

On the verso is the left side of a sketch of Bellicourt Tunnel which appears to be a preliminary sketch for the large painting ART12437 'Bellicourt tunnel'. By September 1918, allied forces had pushed the Germans back to the Hindenburg Line. In part, this defensive line followed the route of the...

ART93175.009

recto: [blank]; verso: Ruins in Peronne

Ruins in Peronne.

ART93174.010

Looking toward Amiens down Somme Valley from Blangy-Tronville

Depicts a view of Amiens through the Somme Valley from Blangy-Tronville, with buildings in the right mid ground and the Amiens Cathedral spire visible in the distance, observed by the artist while in France in the First World War. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the...

ART12645

Bellicourt

The right hand side of a sketch of the town of Bellicourt, depicting ruined buildings, bomb damage and telegraph poles.

ART93175.014

Camouflaged searchlight, Poulainville

Depicts a camouflaged searchlight near Poulainville with three tents for the crew in the background. The searchlights are anti-aircraft equipment with winding mechanisms to turn them. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late...

ART03488

Shell-hole, Allonville

Depicts a shell hole and fallen tree in a field near Allonville. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick McCubbin as responsible for developing in...

ART03498

Sisters take cover

This small painting depicts two nurses (likely to be Australian) entering an underground air raid shelter at Abbeville, France. The subject matter is unusual for the artist, known predominantly as one of Australia's preeminent landscape painters. Together with 'Abbeville' (ART92139) and 'The ward'...

ART96222

Ammunition dump, Glisy

Depicts an ammunition dump at Glisy screened by camouflage netting, a warning sign post, stacks of shells for 18-pounder guns, a separate stack for fuze caps, some shells in steel ammunition boxes and sandbag walls at intervals along the dump.There are two soldiers working in the centre of the...

ART03486

Villers Bretonneux

Depicts a view of the a deserted street in the town of Villers Bretonneux. The buildings on either side of the street are in ruins with smoke billowing up in the rear, and debris in the foreground of barbed wire and wooden fence pailings. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the...

ART03496

recto: [Chateau]; verso: [Ammunitions dump]

Brief sketch of a chateau somewhere in the Somme region. On the verso is a sketch of what appears to be an ammunitions dump.

ART93175.005

Not titled

A brief sketch of what could possibly be ruined buildings.

ART93175.008

Tunnel, Bellicourt

The right side of a sketch of Bellicourt Tunnel which appears to be a preliminary sketch for the large painting ART12437 'Bellicourt tunnel'. By September 1918, allied forces had pushed the Germans back to the Hindenburg Line. In part, this defensive line followed the route of the St Quentin...

ART93175.010

Outside Glisy

Depicts a view of the landscape outside Glisy, from the embankments, with Corbie indicated by Streeton as being in the background. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles...

ART12646

Peronne

Depicts a wrecked building in the town of Peronne. On the verso is the sketch 'Road up to Mont St Quentin' which depicts the war damaged town of Mont St Quentin and wrecked trees and forest in the distance. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne...

ART12636

Looking over Pont Noyelles, Querrieu

Right side of a landscpe sketch looking over Pont Noyelles from Querrieu indicating batterys and Villers-Bretonneux.

ART93173.003

[Blank]; verso: [Landscape]

Depicts a partial landscape with telegraph poles.

ART93169.009

[blank]; verso: [Villers-Bretonneux memorial cross]

Depicts the memorial cross at Villers-Bretonneux erected in memory of those who fell in battle from the 13 Australian Infantry Brigade on 24 and 25 April 1918.

ART93169.019

recto: Fresh blue sky; verso: [officer's hut]

Sketch of a valley landscape with encampments and an expanse of sky. On the verso is a sketch of a makeshift officer's hut made of sand bags, iron, tarps with and officer seated at the entrance to the hut.

ART93173.005

recto: [blank]; verso: [Amiens landscape]

On the verso is a brief sketch of the Amiens landscape and town. The sketch relates to ART12436 'Amiens, the key of the west'. Amiens Cathedral is visible on the horizon line.

ART93171.004

[View of Amiens]

Depicts a view of Amiens with Amiens Cathedral in background and encampments in the foreground. The Somme River can also be seen winding through the valley towards Amiens.

ART93169.018

Mont St Quentin

Depicts a view of Mont St Quentin, with lines of trenches visible on the hillside. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick McCubbin as responsible...

ART03524

Camouflage

Depicts a view through the entrance of camouflage netting supported by a pole, with other camouflage netting tents in the background. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts,...

ART03504

Feuilleres, section of bridge

Depicts a bridge at Feuilleres across the Somme, destroyed by retreating German forces, and repaired next morning by the 5th Field Company AIF. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom...

ART03522

Brigade headquarters

Depicts a bunker with a roof of sheets of corrugated iron weighed down with sandbags, sand bag walls, a sentry on duty, chimney pipes above the roof, which was used as the headquarters of an unidentified AIF Brigade. Above the bunker are telegraph poles and lines. Arthur Streeton is best known as...

ART03532

L'Hallue valley

Depicts the 1st AIF Divisional Train in the L'Hallue Valley with a section of horse lines, a row of general service wagons, and soldiers formed up near the road. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is...

ART03512

Middle Harbour Dressing Station

Depicts the entrance to the Advanced Dressing Station at Middle Harbour, France, with a wall protected by sandbags and hessian camouflage screening above, set into the slope of hill. A red cross pack and rows of canvas stretchers are stacked near the entrance, while another stretcher is propped...

ART93095

recto: [Ammunition dump and encampments]; verso: [House and garden design]

The right side of a sketch of an ammunition dump and encampments. On the verso is a brief topographic sketch of a house and garden design, possibly for 'Olinda'.

ART93175.012

Night barrage, Corbie

Sketch of shelling and bombing at Corbie. There are trees in the foreground of the sketch. The sketch was probably made by Streeton in woods just outside Corbie. This sketchbook is from Streeton's first official war artist commission to France 14 May-13 August 1918 where he worked mainly around...

ART93170.012

Lewis gun mounted near Glisy

A Lewis Light Machine Gun (LMG) is mounted on a makeshift pedestal in a weapon pit surrounded by sandbags at the Battle of Hamel. The gun was used as an anti-aircraft weapon. In the background are tents and soldiers marching. There is what appears to be two strands of signal cable in the...

ART03501

British observation balloons shot down near Glisy

Depicts British observation balloons being shot down in the skyline, with a pack of horses tethered in a field, and trees and a train of mounted horses and lorries in the distance. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth...

ART03484

Gas alert

Depicts a gas alert in a village at the Western Front with wrecked buildings, a soldier lying on pile of rubble, a stretcher bearer carrying a soldier on a stretcher moving out of view at right of the work, and another soldier standing near a recumbent figure. Both standing soldiers are wearing gas...

ART03482

Somme 2nd

Artists sketchbook covering the campaign in the Somme Valley, November 1918. The sketchbook comprises 27 pages, including 5 blank pages, 20 sketches and two illegible partial sketches. Places depicted include Peronne, Bellicourt, Buire, Cappy and Boulogne, with various sketches of towns, cities,...

ART93175

recto: Cappy; verso: Buire, church and dump

Brief sketch of a landscape with the village of Cappy in the background. On the verso is the left side of a sketch of the town of Buire and its ruined church building and an ammunitions dump.

ART93175.006

Bomb officers' quarters, Glisy

Depicts the bomb officers quarters at Glisy, with artillery shells in wooden boxes in the foreground, and in the centre of the image is a figure of Christ crucified on the cross. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth...

ART12648

Bridge into Peronne

Depicts the ruins of the bridge into Peronne blown up by retreating Germans. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick McCubbin as responsible for...

ART12628

[no title]

An illegible partial sketch that has been crossed out.

ART93175.022

The Somme from above Corbie

Depicts a view of the Somme valley from above Corbie and 'Smith's Farm' Advanced Dressing Station, Villers-Bretonneux is indicated as being beyond the hills on the right side. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth...

ART12652

Staff clerks at work, headquarters, St Gratien

Depicts the 2nd Australian Division staff clerks at work in Divisional Headquarters communication facilities, in an improvised office in a room with ornate decorations at St Gratien. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth...

ART03502

Mt. St. Quentin from Peronne

Depicts a view of Mont St Quentin from Peronne, with civilian and military buildings visible, the ruins of a church and other buildings and artillery in the right foreground. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century....

ART12632

Bellicourt tunnel

By September 1918, allied forces had pushed the Germans back to the Hindenburg Line. In part, this defensive line followed the route of the St Quentin Canal. Near Bullecourt, the canal ran underground for five and a half kilometers. On 29 September, after two days of heavy bombardment to destroy...

ART12437

recto: Coisy; verso: [sketch]

Sketch of barbed wire entanglements and trenches with Coisy church spire in the background. The verso has an unfinished sketch that has been crossed out.

ART93173.007

[Entrance gate]

Sketch of a damaged entrance gate with a tent and soldiers outside.

ART93173.009

'Trench near La Houssoye on Albert Road'; verso: [Landscape]

Right page of a sketch of a trench and cliff area near the Albert road. This page depicts a brief landscape horizon and part of a road with sign post. On the verso is a sketch of a tree filled landscape with a brief indication of a town on the horizon line.

ART93171.002

[Blank]; verso: Landscape]

Depicts an incomplete landscape sketch. The page has some scribble on most probably by Streeton's young son Oliver.

ART93169.015

[Landscape]

A brief sketch of the left side of a landscape sketch that has been crossed through.

ART93171.008

Peronne, looking towards Mont St Quentin

View of across the Somme, with Mont St Quentin in background; Mont St Quentin, Hindenburg Line, Western Front. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and...

ART03520

Sanitary section camp, St Gratien

Depicts the encampment of the 1st AIF sanitary section with tents in the woods and stores nearby. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick McCubbin as...

ART03530

Entrance to Villers-Bretonneux from west

Depicts a view of the western entrance to the town of Villers-Bretonneux, with damaged buildings and trees, as observed by the artist while in France during the First World War. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth...

ART03500

Old S13, struck off strength after 10 months' service

Depicts an RE8 aircraft on the No. 3 Squadron airfield at Poulainville, Villers Bocage, stripped of engine cowling and wings (RE = Research Experimental). The Australian Flying Corps (AFC) was established in 1913 and the No. 3 Squadron arrived in France in September 1917. No. 3 Squadron (RE8s) was...

ART03508

[Blank]; verso: [Sketch of a review of 2nd Division by General Sir Charles Rosenthal]

The verso also depicts a sketch of the 2nd Division in review formation for General Sir Charles Rosenthal.

ART93169.007

Bomb dump near Chuignolles

A sketch of an ammunition dump near Chuignolles that has been bombed. This sketchbook is from Streeton's first official war artist commission to France 14 May-13 August 1918 where he worked mainly around the Somme battlefields.

ART93170.010

On road toward Corbie

Depicts part of an encampment on a road towards Corbie. ART12646 matches up with this work as the left hand side of the complete sketch and was excised by Streeton from the sketchbook. This sketchbook is from Streeton's first official war artist commission to France 14 May-13 August 1918 where he...

ART93170.006

From behind Corbie

Depicts a view of the Somme Valley from behind Corbie, looking towards Villers-Bretonneux. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick McCubbin as...

ART03494

[blank]; verso: [Encampment under trees]

A sketch of trees with an encampment situated under them. This sketch could possibly relate to 'Greys under cover, Glisy' ART12633 and ART14637. This sketchbook is from Streeton's first official war artist commission to France 14 May-13 August 1918 where he worked mainly around the Somme...

ART93170.003

[Blank]; verso: The Somme [View of Corbie]

Verso depicts the left side of a landscape sketch of the Somme Valley with a view of Corbie.

ART93169.003

Somme 2

Artists sketchbook covering the campaign in the Somme Valley, October - November 1918. The sketchbook comprises 12 pages, including ... blank pages, 9 sketches. [Places depicted include Mont St Quentin, with various sketches of towns, cities, ammunition dumps, Bellicourt Tunnel, landscapes,...

ART93174

Field telegraph, St Gratien

Depicts soldiers setting up telegraph wires at the Field telegraph at St Gratien in France. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick McCubbin as...

ART03490

Sketchbook [marbled covered sketchbook containing 11 sketches]

Artists sketchbook covering the campaign in the Somme Valley, May 1918. The sketchbook comprises 11 pages, two loose sheets, and three blank pages, with 11 drawings of landscapes, encampments and military bands. Places depicted include Somme River, Glisy, La Houssoye and Amiens. Sketches on the...

ART93171

[House plans]; verso: Abbeville

The recto contains house plan sketch and various numerical sums. On the verso is a sketch of Ambulance trucks parked on a road at Abbeville most probably outside the 3rd Australian General Hospital.

ART93173.010

Gas alarm near Villers-Bretonneux

Depicts a gas alarm at an encampment, which consists of what appears to be an empty shell case attached to rope slung up a pole and attached to wagon wheels above trenches. There are also explosions and bombardments in the distance. On the verso of the work is a partial landscape sketch in pencil....

ART12644

Peronne

Depicts a street in the town of Peronne at the Western Front with war damaged buildings and debris scattered throughout the street. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles...

ART12634

[View of Amiens]

Depicts a view of Amiens with wagons and encampments in the foreground and town buildings and trees in background.

ART93169.017

recto: [blank]; verso: [Soldiers relaxing and bathing on a river embankment]

On the verso is a brief sketch of a river embankment with soldiers bathing and relaxing.

ART93171.006

recto: [Landscape]; verso: Buire

The right side of a preliminary sketch of a landscape and river with buildings reflected in the water. The verso contains a brief sketch of ruined buildings in the town of Buire.

ART93175.003

The ward

'The ward' depicts a nurse working in the interior of a ward at the 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, with two soldiers seated wearing the convalescent uniform known as 'Hospital Blues'. It was probably painted in the field and finished off in London. It offers glimpses of the conditions...

ART93184

Advanced dressing station at Smith's Farm, near Corbie

Depicts the dressing station of the 6th Australian Field Ambulance in May 1918 amongst farm buildings belonging to the Smith family. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts,...

ART16250

Mericourt

Depicts damaged buildings from a bombing raid in the town of Mericourt at the Western Front. In the background smoke is rising from other war damaged buildings. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is...

ART03489

Tunnel dressing station, Villers Bretonneux

Depicts a dressing station situated in a tunnel under the town of Villers-Bretonneux, with a soldier on a stretcher being attended to and various medical and personal equipment around the station. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late...

ART03487

The Somme Valley near Corbie

Streeton has taken a position above the Somme Valley near Corbie, France, which provided the best view of an area heavily fought over by Australians in 1918. In April the Germans had advanced until the Australians held them at Villers-Bretonneux, a village seen in the centre distance of the...

ART03497

recto: Buire, church and dump; verso: The chateau, Le cateau

The right side of a brief sketch of the town of Buire and its ruined church building and an ammunitions dump. On the verso is the left side of a sketch of the chateau at Le Cateau and its grounds. Le Cateau was a village behind the Hindenburg Line, captured by Australians in November 1918.

ART93175.007

St Gratien

Sketch of a horse eating from a food bag outside a farmhouse.

ART93173.001

[Sketch of a review of 2nd Division by General Sir Charles Rosenthal]

Depicts the right hand side of a sketch of the 2nd Division in review formation for General Sir Charles Rosenthal with horses, wagons, and jeeps to the far right of the formation.

ART93169.008

[Hospital tents]

Sketch of hospital tents, probably at the 3rd Australian General Hospital at Abbeville.

ART93173.012

recto: [Tent]; verso: Looking over Pont Noyelles, Querrieu

The recto sketch is of a tent in the woods tethered to a tree. The verso sketch is the left side of a landscpe sketch looking over Pont Noyelles from Querrieu indicating batterys and Villers-Bretonneux

ART93173.002

Dingbat Alley, Peronne

Depicts the 1st Australian Imperial Force, 2nd Australian Division Ammunition Column headquarters and the houses in the street, with some ruined. In Australian military slang 'dingbat' is a derogatory term that comes from 'ding' - a vicious dingo and 'bat' from batman which is an officers servant....

ART50115

Mrs Pankhurst, three times wounded, St Gratien; verso: [Partial landscape sketch]

Sketch of the horse, Mrs Pankhurst, with a soldier to the left. On the verso is a partial sketch of a landscape with encampments or buildings.

ART93171.003

Road up to Albert Road to Heilly

Depicts a view of the road to Albert Road towards Heilly with a convoy of vehicles travelling along, and Villers-Bretonneux, and the Amiens Albert road in the left background. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century....

ART03492

[Village landscape]

Depicts the right hand side page of a sketch of a landscape with a village.

ART93169.013

8" howitzer, near Glisy, destroyed by premature burst, defective fuse

Depicts an 8 inch Breech Loading (BL) Howitzer Mark VI near Glisy, destroyed by a premature burst of shell due to defective fuse. The ordnance has been destroyed completely and only the broken carriage remains. Streeton shows a supply of projectiles at the right. Streeton wrote to Captain HC...

ART03503

[Encampment outside Glisy]; verso: [View of Amiens]

A sketch of an encampment with landscape in the background, a road with telegraph poles. ART12647 matches up with this work as the left hand side of the complete sketch and was excised by Streeton from the sketchbook. The verso sketch depicts a view of Amiens with the Amiens Cathedral in the...

ART93170.008

Corps reserve ammunition dump

Depicts the Australian Corps reserve ammunition dump at St Gratien, with a road through the woods camouflaged with hessian stretched above road to conceal ammunition dump. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His...

ART03507

Headquarters, 2nd Division, Glisy

Depicts the 1st Australian Imperial Force, 2nd Australian Division Headquarters in woods near Glisy, with tents, Nissen huts, barracks and motor vehicles depicting camp life. There is a group of soldiers in formation with rifles in the left midground of the work. Arthur Streeton is best known as...

ART03495

Cleaning harness, l'Hallue Valley

Depicts the horses and soldiers of the 1st Australian Imperial Force, 2nd Australian Divisional train, with harnesses and saddlery on rails with two soldiers are cleaning the harnesses and saddles. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the...

ART03483

Panorama of the Somme

Depicts a view of the Somme Valley possibly near St Gratien, with the ruins of a brick wall of an old chateau, and the towns of Sucrerie[?], Ribemont, Mericourt, Morlancourt, and Sailly-le-Sec in the background. The 2nd Division Brigade Headquarters are also depicted in the midground of the...

ART03493

Somme 1 May 1918 [cloth covered sketchbook containing 16 sketches]

Artists sketchbook covering the campaign in the Somme Valley, May 1918. The sketchbook comprises 21 pages, two loose sheets, and two blank pages, with 16 drawings of landscapes, and depictions of a review of the 2nd Division for General Sir Charles Rosenthal. Notes on the inside cover and sketches...

ART93169

recto: [blank]; verso: Bellicourt

On the verso a sketch of the town of Bellicourt on the horizon, with barbed wire and poles in the foreground, depicting the front line.

ART93175.015

recto: [blank]; verso: Bellicourt

On the verso is the left hand side of a sketch of the town of Bellicourt, depicting ruined buildings and bomb damage.

ART93175.013

Amiens, the key of the west

Streeton believed that Amiens, the key of the west, which refers to the events of 8 August 1918 and the fighting in the Somme area that led up to this day, was one of his most important works. Amiens is a large, very old and important French city. During the First World War it was significant as an...

ART12436

recto: On Albert Road, La Houssoye; verso: [Encampment]

Sketch of a military convoy of soldiers with wagons and trucks. The convoy is travelling on the Albert road near La Houssoye. On the verso is a sketch of an encampment with tents and lean to's and soldiers in the background.

ART93173.006

[Blank]; verso: [Landscape]

Depicts a partial landscape sketch.

ART93169.002

recto: [Building]; verso: Coisy

Sketch of a building with soldiers and logs of wood. On the verso is a sketch of the Chateau at Coisy with soldiers in front of the entrance, out buildings and a truck.

ART93173.008

[Soldiers resting and fishing at a river embankment]; verso: [left page of 'Trench near La Houssoye on Albert Road']

Brief sketch of a river embankment with a forest in the background, soldiers relaxing at the shoreline and a group of soldiers fishing in the foreground. On the verso is the left page of a sketch of a trench and cliff area near the Albert road.

ART93171.001

[Landscape]

A sketch of a wooded landscape ojn the Somme River. This sketchbook is from Streeton's first official war artist commission to France 14 May-13 August 1918 where he worked mainly around the Somme battlefields.

ART93170.002

[blank]; verso: [Rooftop]

A partial sketch of a rooftop. This sketchbook is from Streeton's first official war artist commission to France 14 May-13 August 1918 where he worked mainly around the Somme battlefields.

ART93170.007

recto: [blank]; verso: [Landscape]

On the verso is a brief sketch of the left side of a landscape sketch that has been crossed through.

ART93171.007

Ruins in Peronne

Depicts the shell of a ruined house in the town of Peronne on the Western Front with piles of debris. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick...

ART03514

3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville

Depicts the Australian Army Medical Service, No 3 Australian General Hospital at Abbeville, with rows of large tents and wooden buildings, set out in 'Nightingale' pattern, and Red Cross and Union Jack flags flying from a flag pole. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the...

ART03529

Tunnel dressing station, Villers-Bretonneux

Depicts the entrance to a dressing station situated in a tunnel under a hill near Villers-Bretonneux, the entrance is sandbagged, an ambulance is outside with stretcher bearers carrying wounded on stretchers to the ambulance. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg...

ART03509

Bridge rebuilt at south Peronne

Depicts a temporary timber bridge built across the Somme River in place of the wrecked bridge, with timber revetments on the banks and a truck travelling across. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is...

ART03519

L'Hallue valley

Depicts a view of the l'Hallue valley, with positions of roads and Pont Novelles and indicated. There are also horses grazing and encampments set up. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with...

ART03527

Bellicourt: entrance to St Quentin Tunnel

Depicts the entrance to the St Quentin tunnel taking the canal through the hill at Bellicourt near the Hindenburg Line on the Western Front. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom...

ART03517

Greys under cover, Glisy, near Amiens

Depicts a row of greys (horses) under the cover of a forest of trees in an AIF encampment. The sketch for this painting is also held in the Memorials collection (ART12633). Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century....

ART14637

[Train halted on tracks]; verso: Travelling at night

Sketch of a train that has been halted on tracks with a person standing next to the train. Traveller's are looking from the train. To the left is an incline with telegraph lines. The verso sketch is of a train travelling across the horizon with explosions visible in the background This sketchbook...

ART93170.011

[blank]; verso: [Landscape]

A sketch of a wooded landscape ojn the Somme River. This sketchbook is from Streeton's first official war artist commission to France 14 May-13 August 1918 where he worked mainly around the Somme battlefields.

ART93170.001

4th Army pigeon loft, Peronne

Depicts the British 4th Army pigeon loft for communications. The loft is damaged with holes in the roof and parts of the walls. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles...

ART12640

Souvenir, Amiens

Depicts a view of the landscape outside Amiens. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick McCubbin as responsible for developing in Australia an...

ART19783

[blank]; verso: Vaux

A sketch of a landscape at Vaux-Sur-Somme with an encampment on the far bank. There is barbed wire in the foreground of the sketch. ART12644 correlates to this sketch and seems to have been excised from the sketchbook by Streeton. This sketchbook is from Streeton's first official war artist...

ART93170.004

Shell-fire, St Gratien

Depicts shell damage on the wall of a house in the town of St Gratien. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick McCubbin as responsible for developing...

ART12651

[Blank]; verso: [Riverscape with fallen tree]

Depicts a road/river? with a fallen tree.

ART93169.005

recto: Buire; verso: [Ammunitions dump]

Right side of a brief sketch of ruined buildings in the town of Buire. On the verso is a sketch of what appears to be an ammunitions dump.

ART93175.004

Amiens Cathedral

Depicts a view of the Amiens Cathedral visible above trees and rooftops. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick McCubbin as responsible for...

ART03491

Signals Office, Headquarters, St Gratien

Depicts a soldier sitting on a high stool operating a telephone switchboard, with larger switchboard and handsets to the right. The soldier is wearing a blue and white dispatch rider's armband. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late...

ART03499

recto: [Exhibition flyer]; verso: [Ammunition dump and encampments]

A sketch for an exhibition flyer of works by Arthur Streeton to be exhibited in 1925. The image is of bust sculpture of a woman with winged wreath. The verso is the left side of a sketch of an ammunition dump and encampments.

ART93175.011

recto: [blank]; verso: Ruins of Peronne, November 1918

Preliminary sketch of ruined buildings in the town of Peronne with what appears to be a river in the background and landscape. This sketch shows the aftermath of the damage wreaked on Peronne. Peronne was the objective of an intensive series of operations mounted by the Australian Corps between 29...

ART93175.001

Dingbat Alley, Peronne

Depicts the 1st Australian Imperial Force, 2nd Australian Division Ammunition Column headquarters and the houses ion the street with some ruined. 'Dingbat' is Australian slang for idiot or simpleton. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the...

ART12641

Mules, Glisy

Depicts mules feeding and stabled at an AIF encampment outside Glisy. There is a soldier at the left carrying feed bags for the mules. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts,...

ART12647

The Somme near Corbie

Depicts a view of the Somme valley from near Corbie. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick McCubbin as responsible for developing in Australia an...

ART12627

Peronne

Depicts Peronne with ruined buildings in the background, artillery at left and a stone bridge at centre right. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and...

ART12631

[Blank]; verso: [Landscape]

Verso depicts the left hand side page of a sketch of a landscape with railway and road indicated through trees and a village on the right of the image.

ART93169.012

[Blank]; verso: [Smith's side of road and railway]

Depicts a sketch of a landscape with a village along the horizon line.

ART93169.010

[Blank]; verso: [View of Amiens]

Depicts a view of Amiens with wagons and encampments in the foreground.

ART93169.016

[House plans]; verso: [House plans]

Both recto and verso contain house plan sketch and various numerical sums. On the verso there also appears to be an erased sketch from the artists sketches during the First World War.

ART93173.011

recto: [blank]; verso: [Amiens landscape]

On the verso is a brief sketch of the Amiens landscape and town. The sketch relates to ART12436 'Amiens, the key of the west'. Amiens Cathedral is visible on the horizon line.

ART93171.005

L'Hallue valley

Depicts a view of L'Hallue valley, with positions of the villages of Montigny and Frechencourt indicated, as well as lines of trenches. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts,...

ART03525

Advanced dressing station, Middle Harbour

Depicts the advanced dressing station at Middle Harbour, with a wall protected by sandbags and hessian camouflage screening above, set into slope of hill. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked...

ART03505

Sugar factory, Peronne

Depicts the ruins of a sugar beet factory at Peronne on the Western Front. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick McCubbin as responsible for...

ART03515

Australian burning effigy of Kaiser in square, Armistice Day

Depicts a crowd of soldiers gathered around bonfire with effigy hanging from gallows Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. His name is linked with Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, and Frederick McCubbin as responsible...

ART03523

Ruins in Peronne, church

Depicts the ruins of the church of St Jean in the town of Peronne, with two Nissen huts visible in the right of the image and war debris scattered through the fore and mid grounds. Arthur Streeton is best known as one of the painters of the Heidelberg School in Melbourne in the late nineteenth...

ART03513

Private Record

Turing, Lady Ethel (British Red Cross)

Collection consists of two albums containing bound and loose items including printed poems; photographs of Gallipoli; Mena Camp and soldiers convalescing; letters from soldiers recovered from wounds; newspaper cuttings of Lt Spencer Gray, RNAS; typewritten songs (untitled); ink sketches;... Maker: Turing, Lady Ethel

PR82/097

Streeton, Arthur (Lieutenant, 1. RAMC Territorial Force 2. Official War Artist, AWRS b.1867 - d.1943)

PERSONAL PAPERS RELATING TO STREETON'S SERVICE WITH RAMC TERRITORIAL FORCE AND 2 DIV AIF. AIF HQ INSTRUCTIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS A WAR ARTIST. LETTER FROM SIR JOHN MONASH ACCEPTING STREETON'S OFFER OF PAINTINGS TO THE NAVAL AND MILITARY CLUB Maker:

PR84/085

Digitised Collection

Diary for Frederick Harold Tubb, 1915-1916

Diary relating to the First World War service of Major Frederick Harold Tubb VC, 7th Battalion. The diary was written by Frederick Tubb between 22 November 1915 and 2 January 1916. In the diary, Tubb recounts sightseeing around London, visiting members of his extended family for Christmas, the...

RCDIG0000283

Timeline

Date of birth 1867-05-08
Date of death 1943-09-02