Kitchen picquet

Accession Number ART23213
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 52 x 68.5 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pen and coloured wash on paper
Maker Friend, Donald
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The artist had six weeks to pass in Melbourne after his initial kitting out, and a further month in Sydney before his departure for New Guinea. He used his time to complete a number of drawings and paintings, many of which were based on the idea from the fourteen illustrated in dairies he had completed since his enlistment in 1942. The original sketch for 'Kitchen picquet', was drawn in camp Greta in 1943 and was later published in Painter's Journal as, 'Men warming themselves'. The original image was worked into a coloured ink drawing and finally an oil painting on hardboard.

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