ART22004

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ID number ART22004
Title Veteran
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made Egypt: Cairo
Date made 21 November 1941
Medium pencil and coloured conte on paper
Measurement overall: 61.2 cm x 38.4 cm

Description

Portrait depicting an unidentified soldier. Dargie noted of this work, "VETERAN - of two wars, 1914-1948 and the present war. Whilst this study was being made the sitter was greatly perturbed because he was afraid that his real age would be discovered if the drawing appeared under its present title. Like so many other old soldiers, he had put back the clock a little to join up again".