ART21689

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ID number ART21689
Title Flying Officer Richard Overhue
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Hodgkinson, Roy
Place made Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin
Date made 1942
Medium crayon with coloured washes and with sanguine conte crayon on paper
Measurement Overall: 41.8 x 52.8 cm

Description

Portrait depicting Flying Officer Richard F. Overhue, of the Royal Australian Air Force, relaxed, writing home in the Darwin bush outside his tent, with his feet propped on his improvised bathroom rigged on a pandamus palm. Flying Officer Overhue has carried out 26 bombardment missions on Timor, Dilli, Ambon and shipping in near waters in addition to numerous reconnaissance and patrol flights, Darwin.