ID number ART90321.016
Title [Old woman]; Serving in Imjin; verso: [Walking figures]
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Hele, Ivor
Places made
  • Australia: South Australia, Aldinga;
  • Korea;
Date made 1952
Medium carbon pencil on paper
Measurement overall: 30.1 x 21 cm (sheet)

Description

Twenty-fifth page of artist's sketchbook containing two drawings. The upper drawing, 'Old woman' depicts an old woman (or man?) carrying a heavy pack on her back and walking up a steep road. The lower drawing,'Serving in Imjin ' depicts a number of figures working, moving oil drums and sand bags. The 'Battle of the Imjin River' lasted from 22 April - 25 April 1951 and involved troops from the 29th Brigade (British) , taking a stand against the oncoming Chinese Army. Verso: contains three drawings. All three drawings depict groups of figures in lines, walking.