ART24489

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ID number ART24489
Title Portraiture of war (Corporal Smith and Corporal Shokatasi)
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made c 1943
Medium oil on plywood
Measurement Overall: 45.4 x 82 cm

Description

Allegorical drawing depicting horror and futility of war, and the equality of foes in death. Allied soldier Corporal Smith lies next to Japanese soldier Corporal Shokatasi in the foreign jungle of Malaya.