ID numberART23417
Collection typeArt
TitleBluey (Sapper Bashforth)
MeasurementOverall: 77.6 x 57.2 cm
Object typePainting
MakerHeysen, Nora
Place madeNew Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Finschhafen, Finschhafen area
Date made1944
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionPortrait of a young male soldier, Sapper Bashforth, Royal Australian Engineers, in New Guinea. Sapper Bashforth, presumably knicknamed 'Bluey' for his red hair, is seated with his left arm draped across his knees and his right hand is raised and his fingers slightly curved towards him as he holds a cigarette.