ID number ART23417
Title Bluey (Sapper Bashforth)
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Heysen, Nora
Place made New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Finschhafen, Finschhafen area
Date made 1944
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement Overall: 77.6 x 57.2 cm

Description

Portrait of a young male soldierf 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.