ART22226

Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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ID number ART22226
Title Gunner in tin hat and sheepskin coat
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made Egypt: Cairo
Date made 19 February 1942
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement Overall: 76 x 56 cm; Frame: 99.5 x 79.3 x 7.0cm

Description

Portrait 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"