McFarlane, Francis Ledingham, 1888-1948 :How to keep cool in Mesopotamia. [1916?]

McFarlane, Francis Ledingham, 1888-1948 :How to keep cool in Mesopotamia. [1916?]
Date
1916
Ref
E-288-q-004
Description

Humorous sketch shows a man, naked except for a towel draped over his lower torso, reclining on a bed of ice, while a turbaned attendant at left waters him with a hose. At the right a circular fan blows cool air onto him, while another attendant seated on the floor at then right, operated an overhead fan blind that swings back and forth over the head of the reclining man, who puffs on a hookah, and holds a glass of cool champagne; the bottle is in an icebucket on his bedside table. Palm trees can be seen through a window at the far right.

This is dated from a similar sketch at E-291-q-010, "Heaven" in Mesopotamia, dated 1916.

Quantity: 1 drawing(s).

Physical Description: Ink and watercolour on page, 140 x 230 mm.

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Part of
McFarlane, Francis Ledingham, 1888-1948 :[Sketches from war service in India and the Middle East, 1919-1918] / F L McFarlane / McFarlane, Francis Ledingham, 1888-1948 :Some Mesopotamian and other memories, New Zealand Wireless Troop, No. 1 pack / F.L. McF. [1916-1918]
Format
1 drawing(s), Works of art, Ink drawings, Sketches, Humorous pictures, Ink and watercolour on page, 140 x 230 mm., Orientation: Horizontal image
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