ART24377

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ID number ART24377
Title Sister Veronica Harbourd
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Heysen, Nora
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Halmahera Island, Morotai Island
Date made August 1945
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement unframed: 60.8 x 49 cm
On display Main building: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 4

Description

Sister 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".