ID number ART28404.008
Title To the memory of Private Smith
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1945-1946
Medium pen and ink over pencil, heightened with white on paper
Measurement Overall: 32.5 x 23.6 cm


An 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.