The man with the donkey
The man with the donkey by Horace Moore-Jones
Courtesy Australian War Memorial
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1022236

Horace Moore-Jones was English-born and became known for his art created whilst serving at Gallipoli during the First World War. He was ‘for many years a member of the council of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales’ and a member of the ‘council of the Auckland Art Society’

Moore-Jones was a passenger aboard the Wimmera departing Auckland on 10 June 1912 and arriving Sydney on Friday 14 June.

Mr. Horace Moore-Jones, for many years a member of the council of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales, and latterly of the council of the Auckland Art Society, is again visiting Sydney, prior to his departure for Europe. He arrived by the Wimmera yesterday.

The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 15 June 1912, p16

From Sydney he departed for London aboard the Commonwealth. In England he was to continue his art studies by enrolling at the Slade School of Fine Art. He also gained employment as a staff artist on Pearson’s Magazine.
Following the outbreak of war in August 1914 Moore-Jones, who was still in England at the time, joined the British Section of the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces. In… and served at Gallipoli…

During his service he… and later produced…and exhibited his works at New Zealand House in London in April 1916 and by command at Buckingham Palace.

The work for which is probably most renowned is the iconic image of Simpson & his donkey which…

He returned to New Zealand aboard the Arawa in 1916.

He died on 16 September 1921.

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