ART24483

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ID number ART24483
Title HMAS Perth fights to the last, 28th February, 1942
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Griffin, Murray
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made c 1942-1943
Medium oil on hardboard
Measurement unframed: 63.4 x 81.9 cm; framed: 87 x 105.7 x 6.9 cm

Description

Depicts HMAS Perth fighting her last battle on 28 February 1942. There were survivors of the sinking of HMAS Perth were rescued and sent to Changi as prisoner of war, where Griffin, official war artist was also imprisoned, and where created this work based on their testimony.