Will DYSON, With the tunnellers near Nieuport. Enlarge 1 /1


Alfredton, Victoria, Australia 1880 – London, England 1938

  • England1909-25
  • Australia 1925-30
  • England from 1930

With the tunnellers near Nieuport. 1917 Place made: 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'.

Primary Insc: signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Will Dyson'. not dated.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 49.0 h x 42.4 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 78.0 h x 52.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the Australian War Memorial 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.156
Subject: War: first world war, 1914-1918 France
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from the Australian War Memorial, Canberra,1989.

Will Dyson, perhaps more than any other Australian artist, shaped the popular image of the Australian soldier of the First World War. He was the first official war artist to be appointed, and the longest serving. Dyson's drawings depict the experiences of front-line soldiers.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra