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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)

Wine of Victory (Wounded German prisoners near Ypres)
Other titles:
Wounded prisoners, Oct 1917
Media category
Materials used
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
Accession number
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