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pen and ink, brush and grey and black wash, heightened with white over traces of charcoal, the composition outlined in pencil with a framing line
49.5 × 36.0 cm (framing line) 50.1 × 36.6 cm irreg. (sheet)
inscribed in pen and ink l.r.: Frank Holl
inscribed in pencil on reverse: 2.7 x 2.1 / 2.5 x 1 x 1
inscribed in pencil and ink on reverse: Mount 2ft 5 in x 4 in (...illeg.)
stamped in purple ink on reverse: NATIONAL GALLERY / OF VICTORIA (in oval) (Lugt 1932g)
Accession Number
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1881
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Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
Emotions and Mental States Human Figures Military and Warfare
Subjects (specific)
full-length figures men (male humans) military rifle soldiers weapons