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An image of Wine of Victory (Wounded German prisoners near Ypres) by Will Dyson

Will Dyson

(Australia 03 Sep 1880 – 21 Jan 1938)

Title
Wine of Victory (Wounded German prisoners near Ypres)
Other titles:
Wounded prisoners, Oct 1917
Year
1918
Media category
Print
Materials used
lithograph, black ink on white laid Arnold paper
Dimensions

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.
Credit
Gift of the High Commissioner for Australia (London) 1919
Accession number
4843
Location
Lowy, Gonski Gallery
Bibliography (3)

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.).

Exhibition history (1)

Mad through the darkness: Australian artists and the Great War, 25 Apr 2015–11 Oct 2015

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