ID number ART22005
Title Writing home
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Dargie, William
Place made Egypt: Cairo
Date made 20 November 1941
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 33 x 38.1 cm

Description

An Australian soldier sits on a crate and is writing a letter. He is wearing a tin helmet and his kit and rifle are next to him. A second Australian soldier sits in the background holding his rifle. Dargie noted of this work, "An important part of a soldier's life, second only to receiving letters from home".