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ID number ART22894
Title Desolate plantations, Balikpapan
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Friend, Donald
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1946
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement overall: 46.4 cm x 61.3 cm; framed: 62.7 cm x 78.3 cm


Appointed an official war artist in 1945, Friend served in Labuan, Morotai and Balikpapan in Borneo between 23 May and 10 September. The work depicts a war-ravaged landscape at Balikpapan.