Dinah - wrecked Japanese bomber
ID numberART22177
Collection typeArt
TitleDinah - wrecked Japanese bomber
Measurementsheet: 26 x 38.8 cm; image: 25.6 x 37.6 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerFriend, Donald
Place madeMalaysia: Labuan
Date made1945
Physical descriptionpen and ink, brush and wash on paper mounted on card
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionDepicts a wrecked Japanese bomber on the air strip at Labuan, Borneo. In 1942, Donald Friend enlisting with the AIF, was posted as a gunner to the artillery unit near Albury. In 1945, Friend was selected for appointment as official war artist. He travelled to Morotai, Labuan and Balikpapan, recording sights which confronted him and drawing in particular on the expressive potential of human form. Friend was extraordinarily prolific, producing 53 paintings and 143 drawings for the Memorial.