Item #CL181-160 C.E.W. Bean [Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean]. Cyril Dubois, fl. 1930s-1950s Aust.
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C.E.W. Bean [Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean]

1949. Pen and ink with wash and watercolour, signed by Dubois lower right, dated and titled “11-11-49” in another hand in ink below image, 28.3 x 14.7cm. Slight soiling and foxing.

Bathurst-born Charles Bean (1879-1968) was an Australian WWI war correspondent and historian. He was the editor of the 12-volume Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 and was the “driving force behind the establishment” of the Australian War Memorial, and of the “creation and popularisation” of the ANZAC legend. Ref: AWM; Wiki.

Item #CL181-160

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