ID number ART21707
Title Will the batmen have batmen, Alice Springs
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy (Artist)
Place made Australia
Date made 1942
Medium black and sanguine crayon with with coloured washes heightened with white on paper
Measurement Overall: 36.4 x 44.6 cm

Description

Depicts two unidentified men sitting on the ground, one washing articles of clothing in a bowl. Hodgkinson's title references a semi-humorous take on the term batman, a British military officer's orderly, and the Australian service's inclination to clean and wash for oneself.