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ID number ART30268.006
Title Graving dock under construction, showing electric gantry, August 1943
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker McClintock, Herbert (Artist)
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1943
Medium brown ink waqsh with pen and ink over pencil on paper
Measurement overall: 27.4 cm x 36.4 cm


Construction of the Sydney Graving Dock, showing a landscape of cranes and electric gantry. McClintock's focus on the immensity of these structures is demonstrative of the scale of the project being undertaken. The artist also utilises social realism as a means to facilitate the viewer's appreciation of the co-operation between workers.