Alfredton, Victoria, Australia 1880 – London, England 1938
Wine of Victory (German prisoners captured at Ypres).
London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in black ink, from one stone Support: white textured laid Arnold unbleached paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark on lower edge, 'UNBLEACHED ARNOLD'.
One of Will Dyson's most powerful anti-war images, the lithograph Wine of victory (German prisoners captured at Ypres) depicts three heavily-wounded German prisoners. Blinded, maimed and exhausted, the three prisoners lean upon each other, their injuries testament to the evils of war. Wine of victory (German prisoners captured at Ypres) is a compassionate image of the enemy, and an affirmation of common humanity in suffering.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra