ID number ART22374
Title View in Bardia
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Place made North Africa: Western Desert, Libya
Date made 18 March 1942
Medium oil on canvas on board
Measurement Overall: 39.4 cm x 43.1 cm; frame: 57.5 cm x 61.2 cm

Description

Australian troops are walking along the cliff line, with town of Bardia in the background. Dargie recalled, "Situated on towering cliffs with the blue Mediterranean as a background, this town [Bardia] though shattered by war, is still one of the loveliest in Libya". This work was painted only a matter of weeks after the Australian forces had retaken it from the enemy.