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An image of Chocolate joint, Albert by Napier Waller

Napier Waller

(Australia 19 Jun 1893 – 30 Mar 1972)

Chocolate joint, Albert
circa 1918
Media category
Materials used
pen and black ink, wash, watercolour on paper

38.4 x 29.5 cm image/sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r.corner, pen and black ink "WNapier Waller...".
Purchased 1918
Accession number
© Courtesy Trustees of the Waller Estate
Not on display
Further information

'The peasant, especially the old men and women, cling to the desolated villages in Northern France, and eke out a precarious living by selling a few cheap cigarettes and chocolates to the soldiers, who are continually passing to and from the firing line. In this picture we see an "Aussie", evidently disputing about the retail price of chocolates'.

Bombardier Waller, 111th Howitzer Battery, 4th Division A.I.F.
in 'War sketches on the Somme Front', 1918

Bibliography (1)

The Chaplain, War sketches on the Somme Front, 'Ex-Bombardier Waller and his war pictures', pg. 32-39, Melbourne, 1918, 16, 17 (illus.), 34. titled 'A Chocolate Joint, Albert'

Exhibition history (1)

War sketches in black and white, watercolour and oil, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 03 Dec 1918 -–1918