Study for Group of Dutch servicemen
ID numberART26048
Collection typeArt
TitleStudy for Group of Dutch servicemen
MeasurementOverall: 91.4 x 76 cm
Object typePainting
MakerDargie, William
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1943
Physical descriptionoil on hardboard
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionIn this study for the painting 'Group of Dutch servicemen', William Dargie has recorded the typical appearance of men of the three Dutch military services in Australia. While the sailor and air force officer appear to be European, the soldier of the KNIL (Royal East Indonesian Army) is clearly an Indonesian, and carries the traditional Klewang, or cutlass, in his left hand.