ART28402

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ID number ART28402
Title Well-deck, aft. - in the Red Sea
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Dargie, William
Place made Indian Ocean: Red Sea
Date made April 1942
Medium watercolour on board
Measurement unframed: 38.2 x 54.4 cm

Description

A scene on board the transport ships, Free French HT "Felix Roussel", Red Sea, 1942. Dargie noted, "The troops sit or stand about, surrounded by a litter of half-read & discarded newspapers which have been distributed by the Red Cross. Some of men play cards; others group together and talk; all carry life-belts. Hung across the deck can be seen the washing of the ship's crew, whose quarters were just above".