Bronze sculpture, commemorates VAAA members who served in World War I

Object Type
Artwork/Sculpture/Statue
Date Used
1923
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Brief Description
Sculpture; cast bronze figure of a member of the Australian Imperial Force throwing a hand grenade. Created to commemorate servicemen of WWI who were members of the Victorian Amateur Athletic Association. The soldier's left leg is raised and supported by a rock; his left arm points towards his target; and his right arm and hand are extended back to the point from where his throw begins. His helmet, temporarily discarded, lies on the ground. The figure stands atop a square, bronze mount with lettering that records four fields of battle (clockwise from the front): 'PALESTINE/ FRANCE/ GALLIPOLI/ BELGIUM'. The artist's name is cast into the 'rock': 'WEB GILBERT/SCULPTOR. FOUNDER. 1923'.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 870 W: 360 D: 360mm (H: 34 1/4 W: 14 3/16 D: 14 3/16")
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Date Used
1923
Location
In storage
Registration No
1991.2408.1
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by the Victorian Amateur Athletic Association.

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