(Australia, England, Australia 08 Apr 1867–01 Sep 1943)
91.8 x 153.0cm board; 133.7 x 196.1 x 12.5cm frame
Arthur Streeton was appointed an official war artist by the Commonwealth Government of Australia in May 1918. He arrived in France shortly after his appointment and was sent to a training school at Boulogne where he was taught how to use a gas mask.
Streeton was employed to produce at least 25 drawings and watercolours, and one large painting of a battle scene or other Australian Imperial Force involvement. In just over six months he was prolific, producing numerous drawings and
watercolour studies on site, and completed works in his studio in London.
This picture depicts troops marching in the centre of Boulogne. Although many of Streeton’s war paintings concentrated on the landscape, this picture represents the machinery of war, both human and mechanical.
Geoffrey Smith (Author), Arthur Streeton, 1867-1943, South Yarra, 1995, 156, 157 (colour illus.). cat.no. 67
Robert Croll (Australia, b.1867, d.1947) (Author), Lionel Lindsay (Australia, b.1874, d.1961) (Author), Arthur Streeton memorial exhibition, Adelaide, 1944. cat.no. 6
Robert Hughes (Australia; United States of America, b.1938, d.2012) (Author), The art of Australia, Ringwood, 1970, 65.
'Sir Arthur Streeton' by John Olsen, pg. 161-165., Art and Australia [series 3, vol. 1, no. 3] Nov 1963, Nov 1963, 164 (illus.), 165.
Lionel Lindsay (Australia, b.1874, d.1961) (Author), Streeton memorial exhibition souvenir catalogue, Sydney, 1945. cat.no. 34
Author Unknown (Author), Catalogue of the final exhibition of Arthur Streeton's pictures, Sydney, 1920. cat.no. 35
Sydney Ure Smith (Australia, b.1887, d.1949) (Editor), Sir Bertram Stevens (Editor), Charles Lloyd Jones (Australia, b.1878, d.1958) (Editor), The art of Arthur Streeton, Sydney, 1919, illus.. plate no. LVI
Arthur Streeton (Australia; England; Australia, b.1867, d.1943), The Arthur Streeton catalogue, Melbourne, 1935, 132. cat.no. 117
Argus 14 Jul 1926, 14 Jul 1926, 17.
Age 14 Jul 1926, 14 Jul 1926, 13.
Herald 14 Jul 1926, 14 Jul 1926, 8.
William Moore (Australia, b.1868, d.1937) (Author), The Story of Australian Art: from the earliest known art of the continent to the art of today (Vol. 2), Sydney, 1934, 69.
With the Australian's on the Somme: Pictures by Lt. Arthur Streeton, Official Artist Atached to the Second Division, Alpine Club Gallery, 30 Jun 1919–Unknown.
Mr Streeton's Pictures, Victorian Artists Society, 16 Mar 1920–Unknown.
Final Exhibition of Arthur Streeton's Pictures, Vickery's Galleries, 10 May 1920–Unknown.
An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Arthur Streeton, Joshua Yeldham, 14 Jul 1926–Unknown.
Arthur Streeton memorial exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], 05 Sep 1944–07 Oct 1944.
Arthur Streeton memorial exhibition, National Gallery of South Australia, 09 Nov 1944–10 Dec 1944.
Arthur Streeton memorial exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 12 Apr 1945–20 May 1945.
Arthur Streeton, National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], 08 Dec 1995–12 Feb 1996.
Arthur Streeton, Art Gallery of South Australia, 01 Mar 1996–14 Apr 1996.
Arthur Streeton, Art Gallery of Western Australia, 01 May 1996–16 Jun 1996.
Arthur Streeton, Queensland Art Gallery, 08 Jul 1996–25 Aug 1996.
Arthur Streeton, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 11 Oct 1996–24 Nov 1996.