Liberator's face

Place Oceania: Australia, Northern Territory, Darwin
Accession Number ART26970
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 51.2 x 39.2 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description gouache on paper
Maker Thake, Eric
Place made Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin
Date made August 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Thake's view of a Consolidated B24 Liberator aircraft in Darwin, seeing the machine as some sort of crouching giant insect. Eric Thake was one of three artists appointed by the RAAF Historical Section in 1944 and 1945 to document the latter part of the war as it affected the RAAF.