ART27560

Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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ID number ART27560
Title In the Owen Stanley Jungle: two camouflaged soldiers about to go out on patrol
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1942
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement overall: 110.3 x 74.4 cm; framed: 131 x 91 cm

Description

A double portrait of Private Claude Farrrell (standing) and Private Phillip Buckley. They look as though they are about to go on patrol in the jungle of the Owen Stanley Ranges in New Guinea. Dargie noted, "Green faces, green uniforms, tangled jungle background". This work was published in the 1943 Australian War Memorial publication, Khaki and Green as the frontisiece with the title 'Australian Jungle Fighters'.