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Title

Villers-Bretonneux

1918

Artist

Arthur Streeton

England, Australia

08 Apr 1867 - 01 Sep 1943

Alternate image of Villers-Bretonneux by Arthur Streeton
Alternate image of Villers-Bretonneux by Arthur Streeton
Alternate image of Villers-Bretonneux by Arthur Streeton
Alternate image of Villers-Bretonneux by Arthur Streeton
Alternate image of Villers-Bretonneux by Arthur Streeton
Alternate image of Villers-Bretonneux by Arthur Streeton
Alternate image of Villers-Bretonneux by Arthur Streeton
Alternate image of Villers-Bretonneux by Arthur Streeton
  • Details

    Other Titles
    Re-capture of Villers-Bretonneux, 24th and 25th April, 1918
    Villers Bretonneux on 25 April 1918
    Place where the work was made
    London England
    Date
    1918
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas, later mounted onto hardboard
    Dimensions
    63.5 x 100.9 cm board; 101.0 x 140.0 cm frame :

    0 - Whole, 61.4 x 99.5 cm, SIGHT DIMENSION

    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. corner, black oil "A STREETON/ 1918".

    Credit
    Purchased 1920
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    538
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    The Somme Valley that Arthur Streeton toured in 1918 was still raw with the wounds of major battles. One of the places he visited was the town of Villers-Bretonneux, which on 25 April (Anzac Day) 1918 had been recaptured by Australian soldiers at the cost of over 1200 lives.

    In 'Villers-Bretonneux', Streeton portrays an eerily quiet moment on the Western Front. It is a broad vista marked by conflict: the earth rent apart by artillery explosions, rows of trenches scored into the countryside and clouds of smoke billowing across the sky. In the distance, figures can be seen bearing stretchers.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    London

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 8 publications

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