The Jericho Valley and Jordan
Thomas Cantrell Dugdale
02 Jun 1880 - 13 Nov 1952
Before World War I, Dugdale gained academic training at the Académie Julian and Atelier Colarossi in Paris. He was never commissioned as an official British war artist, but served in the Yeomanry, the mounted arm of the British Army Reserve Territorial Force. As a soldier he operated concurrently with Australian units in Egypt, Gallipoli and Palestine.
'The Jericho Valley and Jordan' is one of a number of landscapes Dugdale painted in oil on board during his time in the Middle East. In viewpoint and subject matter it bears a striking resemblance to George Lambert's paintings of the Jericho Valley. In 1919 Dugdale held an exhibition of his Middle Eastern works at Leicester Galleries, London. He went on to become a renowned portraitist of military personnel during World War II.
oil on hardboard
26.0 x 36.2 cm board; 35.5 x 45.5 x 3.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.l., pencil "T C Dugdale". Not dated.
Not on display
© the artist
Shown in 1 exhibition
Mad through the darkness: Australian artists and the Great War, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Apr 2015–11 Oct 2015
Source unknown, Purchased by the AGNSW in London 1919
Referenced in 2 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 50 (illus.).
British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 74. cat.no. 564