Three seated soldiers
|Title||Three seated soldiers|
|Medium||watercolour and pen and ink heightened with white on paper|
|Measurement||sheet: 27.4 x 35.4 cm; image: 23.8 x 35.2 cm (irregular)|
Depicts three Australian soldiers resting. The central figure is seated on a raised elevation while the other two flank him on either side.
The composition depicts the night before the group was rescued. After finding a sunken boat on the floor of a small inlet, fearing for their lives, they formed a working group and worked late into the night in an effort to salvage it. It was in bad condition and after many hours they sank down to sleep that night exhausted and almost ready to admit defeat. The next morning they were rescued.Hide