ART22153

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ID number ART22153
Title Hospital ship "Ramb IV" at Haifa
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Dargie, William
Place made British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine
Date made 21 January 1942
Medium oil on canvas on hardboard
Measurement Overall: 39.5 x 43.2 cm; Frame: 57.5 x 61.3 cm

Description

This hospital ship was seized from the Italians as a reprisal for the deliberate sinking of several of ours. This painting was executed at the end of the trip on which she evacuated a large number of Australians from 2/3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Beirut, were evacuated, Haifa, Palestine.