Troops crossing river, October 1942
ID numberART27524
Collection typeArt
TitleTroops crossing river, October 1942
Measurementunframed: 61.5 x 75.5 cm
Object typePainting
MakerHodgkinson, Frank
Date madec.1944-1946
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionFrank Hodgkinson's earlier sketch of this subject is dated October 1942 and has a direct correlation to the artist's experience with 7th Australian Division. Hodgkinson enlisted in May 1940, but was not appointed an official artist until March 1945. During that period, he was dedicated to making sketches and writing about the war. Here, troops cross the Kumusi River at Wairopi, Owen Stanley Ranges, New Guinea.