[Cuttings from The Link]

Vivian Smith, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in 1918-1919. The place where it was made is unknown.
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Measurements
Frame: 418 x 292 x 12mm
Media
ink on paper, mounted on paper
Description
Collection of six illustrations from the journal The Link mounted together on a sheet of paper. Published during the First World War, the journal attempted to record aspects of life for the members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. It includes stories and poems written by various authors, accompanied by illustrations drawn by Vivian Smith, G Tarr, and Marcus King.

Top left: Illustration reproduced after a drawing by Vivian Smith. The image depicts three figures who are seated. "The Spieler" is written below in the lower left hand corner. The work is signed and dated 1918. The image was published on page 48 of the journal The Link, from which this copy has been removed.
‘Spieler’ is a noun meaning ‘a glib or voluble speaker’ or ‘a gambler or swindler’ [Aust/NZ]. It can also refer to a gambling house.

Centre left:
Illustration reproduced after a drawing by Vivian Smith. The image depicts the head of a soldier in profile. The work is signed and dated 1918. The image was published on page 12 of the journal The Link, from which this copy has been removed.
A copy of this journal held by the Auckland Museum contains a handwritten note identifying the soldier depicted as Captain Walker.

Top right:
Illustration reproduced after a block print by Vivian Smith. The print depicts a solider seated holding a book. The illustration is signed and dated 1918. The image was published on page 16 of the journal The Link, from which this copy has been removed.

Bottom left:
Illustration reproduced after a drawing by Vivian Smith. The image depicts the head of a soldier in three-quarter view. The work is signed and dated 1918, and captioned "The Q/M". The image was published on page 6 of the journal The Link, from which this copy has been removed.
A copy of this journal held by the Auckland Museum contains a handwritten note identifying the soldier depicted as Captain Procter.

Bottom centre:
Illustration reproduced after a drawing by Vivian Smith. The image depicts the head of a soldier in profile. The work is signed and dated 1918 and captioned "Jack". The image was published on page 7 of the journal The Link, from which this copy has been removed.
A copy of this journal held by the Auckland Museum contains a handwritten note identifying the soldier depicted as Lieutenant J D Ormond. This possibly refers to John Ormond, service number 45638.

Bottom right:
Illustration reproduced after a drawing by Vivian Smith. The image depicts the head of a soldier in three-quarter view. The image was published on page 37 of the journal The Link, from which this copy has been removed.
A copy of this journal held by the Auckland Museum contains a handwritten note identifying the soldier depicted as Lieutenant Jory.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Lilian Smith.
Collection Type
Archives
Acquisition Date
19 Aug 1983

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Accession Number:
A2015/4/144

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