ID numberART28404.008
Collection typeArt
TitleTo the memory of Private Smith
MeasurementOverall: 32.5 x 23.6 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerGriffin, Murray
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1945-1946
Physical descriptionpen and ink over pencil, heightened with white on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionAn allegorical study for inclusion in a projected publication of drawings and articles of the Australian 8th Division. The artist intended this to be tribute the Australian soldier, who refused to be beaten by the Japanese, even in a prison camp under conditions approaching the indescribable. The name and regimental number on the plinth are purely fictional and do not refer to any particular individual.