Sister Veronica Harbourd
ID numberART24377
Collection typeArt
TitleSister Veronica Harbourd
Measurementunframed: 60.8 x 49 cm
Object typePainting
MakerHeysen, Nora
Place madeNetherlands East Indies: Halmahera Island, Morotai Island
Date madeAugust 1945
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionSister Veronica Harbourd, Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service, painted against a tropical setting, Morotai, New Guinea. In a letter to Colonel Treloar, dated 20 August 1945, Heysen noted of the work: "In Morotai I selected what I thought a representative type of the women doing that job and painted her against a tropical setting".