Gunner in tin hat and sheepskin coat
ID numberART22226
Collection typeArt
TitleGunner in tin hat and sheepskin coat
MeasurementOverall: 76 x 56 cm; Frame: 99.5 x 79.3 x 7.0cm
Object typePainting
MakerDargie, William
Place madeEgypt: Cairo
Date made19 February 1942
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionPortrait of an unidentified gunner from the 2nd Australian Imperial Force during the North African campaign. Dargie noted, "Typical of the garb of the troops in the winter in Lebanon. He wears a Syrian sheepskin coat, and his background is formed by a camouflaged Italian ground sheet captured in Cyrenaica"