ART26483

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ID number ART26483
Title P.W. gardens near Selerang
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Griffin, Murray
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1943
Medium watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 26.4 x 34.8 cm

Description

Prisoners tending to the vegetable garden at Selarang Barracks. The Japanese only provided the Allied prisoners with rice and occasionally meat, so the men established vegetable gardens to cultivate and enhance their diet.