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ID number ART22771
Title Australian matelot and Sinhalese tattooist (Able Seaman Stuart J Vaughan and R H Sam)
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy (Artist)
Place made Ceylon: Colombo
Date made November 1944
Medium black crayon with pencil and wash on paper
Measurement Overall: 41.6 x 43.7 cm


A 20-year-old B4773 Able Seaman Stuart Jackson Vaughan from the Royal Australian Naval Reserve, serving with the Eastern Fleet, has a Chinese dragon tattooed on his arm by R H Sam, a Sinhalese tattooist, Colombo, Ceylon. Vaughan joined the RAN in May 1943 and served on minesweepers and "N" class destroyers.