Peace in our time
|Title||Peace in our time|
|Maker||Friend, Donald (Artist)|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Date made||10 December 1945|
|Medium||pen and ink, brush and wash on paper|
|Measurement||overall: 25.6 x 37.8 cm; sheet: 25.6 x 37.8 cm|
A statue of Peace with a dove in her right hand presides over a scene of disorder with scenes of armed robbery, people quarelling, drinking and generally lawless behaviour. A newly returned serviceman looks at the scene in bewilderment. The artist, Donald Friend served in the army before being appointed an official war artist in 1945.