ID number ART23428
Title Portrait of General Herring
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon: Lebanon, Beirut Tripoli Area, Baalbek
Date made December 1941
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement overall: 90.3 cm x 75.2 cm

Description

This is a portrait of Major General Edmund Francis Herring CBE DSO MC ED, General Office Commanding 6th Australian Division. He stands, dressed in full military uniform and holding a map. Dargie met with the sitter at some stage between 15th and 20th of December 1941 and had only three hours with him. Dargie noted, "The background of this portrait shows a suggestion of the slopes and snow covered mountains of the ante Lebanon, site of the defence system, which was being built under his direction and supervision".