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An image of From field dressing station to ambulance, Bullecourt by Napier Waller

Napier Waller

(Australia 19 Jun 1893 – 30 Mar 1972)

From field dressing station to ambulance, Bullecourt
Other titles:
To the Ambulance, Bullecourt
(circa 1918)
Media category
Materials used
pen, brush and brown ink, watercolour, gouache on paper

48.0 x 31.9 cm

Signature & date
Signed l.l., brown ink "M.Napier Waller". Dated l.r., brown ink "... May 12 17.".
Purchased 1918
Accession number
© Courtesy Trustees of the Waller Estate
Lowy, Gonski Gallery
Further information

'After the Hun's shell has fulfilled its frightful destiny, and the army medical attendant attached to the unit has done all he possibly can for his wounded comrade, the patient is placed on a stretcher, if he is unable to walk, and conveyed to the Field Dressing Station. He is then again attended to, the stretcher is placed on wheels, and he is taken to the ambulance on his way to the Casualty Clearing Station'.

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

Bibliography (2)

Nicholas Draffin, M.Napier Waller 1893-1972, Sydney, 1977. 9

Napier Waller, War sketches on the Somme Front, Melbourne, 1918, 70, 71 (illus.). titled 'To the Ambulance, Bullecourt'

Exhibition history (4)

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

Project 17 - M. Napier Waller: 1893 -1972 (1977), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 14 May 1977–19 Jun 1977

M.Napier Waller 1893-1972, Exhibition Venue Unknown, Unknown–Unknown

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