ID numberART23251
Collection typeArt
TitleJapanese Prisoners
MeasurementOverall: 31.2 x 43.1 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerFriend, Donald
Place madeMalaysia: Labuan
Date made1945
Physical descriptionbrush and pen and inks and wash on paper
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionDepicts three unidentified Japanese prisoners. In 1942, Donald Friend enlisting with the AIF, was posted as a gunner to the artillery unit near Albury. In 1945, Friend was selected for appointment as official war artist. He travelled to Morotai, Labuan and Balikpapan, recording sights which confronted him and drawing in particular on the expressive potential of human form. Friend was extraordinarily prolific, producing 53 paintings and 143 drawings for the Memorial.