ID number ART25917
Title Coming aboard ship
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Lae
Date made 1944
Medium watercolour on prepared artists board
Measurement Overall: 50.6 cm x 37.2 cm; Image: 40.0 cm x 29.0 cm

Description

Dargie noted of this work, "Troops and merchant seamen climb aboard a Liberty ship, up the Jacob's Ladder, in Lae Harbour. The troops are personnel who man the ship's A.A. guns and just before the sketch was made they had been doing life boat drill with other members of the crew. Hence they are wearing the "Mae West" [life jackets]".