ID numberART25917
Collection typeArt
TitleComing aboard ship
MeasurementOverall: 50.6 cm x 37.2 cm; Image: 40.0 cm x 29.0 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Lae
Date made1944
Physical descriptionwatercolour on prepared artists board
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDargie 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]".