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ID number ART30268.007
Title Linesmen erecting pole, graving dock, August 1943
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker McClintock, Herbert (Artist)
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1943
Medium ink wash with pen and ink over pencil on paper
Measurement overall: 27.4 x 36.4 cm


Several linesmen working to erect a pole at Sydney Graving Dock. They are attaching ropes to the pole. Cranes as well as other construction occupies the background. 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.