ART22350

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ID number ART22350
Title Group of Dutch servicemen
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made March 1943
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement overall: 91.4 x 76.2 cm

Description

Depicts an unidentified airman, sailor and soldier of the Netherlands East Indies Forces. Note that while the sailor and air force officer appear to be Europeans, the soldier of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) is clearly Indonesian, and carries the traditional Klewang, or cutlass, in his left hand.