Flight Lieutenant William Newton
|Title||Flight Lieutenant William Newton|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Medium||oil on hardboard|
|Measurement||overall: 76.2 x 61 cm|
This posthumous portrait of Newton in his flight gear was based on a photograph provided by the VC's brother Lindsay, and was the result of extensive research by the artist. While Cook reported the photograph was 'most valuable' in assisting him to create the work, he also carefully listened to recollections of Newton by friends and relatives; when they viewed the finished work they judged it an 'excellent likeness'.