Wine of Victory (Wounded German prisoners near Ypres)
03 Sep 1880 - 21 Jan 1938
Wounded prisoners, Oct 1917
lithograph, black ink on white laid Arnold paper
46.5 x 59.2 cm image; 52.7 x 66.6 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, pencil "Will. Dyson.". Not dated.
Gift of the High Commissioner for Australia (London) 1919
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Mad through the darkness: Australian artists and the Great War, 25 Apr 2015–11 Oct 2015
Referenced in 3 publications
Will Dyson., Australia at war: a winter record, 'Lightly Wounded at a Menin Road Dressing Station.', London, 1918, 36. Published as an excerpt that Dyson retrieved from his notes: “Lightly Wounded at a Menin Road Dressing Station “. . . . A brush had been passed over all the faces of these wounded, wiping out differences of expression, of character and intelligence; leaving them with something of the facial sameness that we see in different races of a different colour. I suppose it is the suffering and strain, common to them all, which gives them this one-ness of look, the same strain, the same relief, the same apathy, the same unquestioning collapse into the hands of the medicine men.” ”
Ross McMullin, Will Dyson: Cartoonist, etcher and Australia's finest war artist, 'Chapter 3: THE GREAT WAR', Australia, 1984, 147, 149 (illus.).
Ross McMullin, Will Dyson: Australia's radical genius, 'Chapter 3: 'THE WAR HAS ALTERED HIM A LOT' Holocaust 1914-1918', Australia, 2006, 182, 183 (illus.).