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Title

Chocolate joint, Albert


Artist

Napier Waller

Australia

19 Jun 1893 - 30 Mar 1972


About

'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


Details


Date

circa 1918


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pen and black ink, wash, watercolour on paper


Dimensions

38.4 x 29.5 cm image/sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r.corner, pen and black ink "WNapier Waller...".


Credit

Purchased 1918


Location

Not on display


Accession number

4437


Artist information

Napier Waller

Works in the collection

14


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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'