Photogravure print of a watercolor by Jean Berne-Bellecour. Print is mounted to gray paper.
Six studies of British and Commonwealth soldiers in different kits. Clockwise from top left: a bare chested Australian wearing a slouch hat. A soldier in winter kit with a sheepskin gilet, a purple scarf, tin hat and carrying a stave. A raider wearing a canvas gilet and balaclava, smoking a pipe. A Scottish Highlander in full kit. A soldier in ordinary kit and smoking a pipe. A New Zealander wearing winter kit, including a belted sheepskin gilet.
Jean Berne-Bellecour was an official French War Artist attached to the French War Office. In 1917 he produced a celebrated series of watercolours, which were reproduced as photogravure prints in a portfolio entitled Dans les Lignes Anglaises. Edition no. 25 of 300.
World War 1
|Image size||43.8 x 37.8 cm|