Section of dock wall under construction, September 1943; verso: sketch of dock wall construction in pencil
ID numberART30268.010
Collection typeArt
TitleSection of dock wall under construction, September 1943; verso: sketch of dock wall construction in pencil
Measurementoverall: 27.4 x 35.2 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerMcClintock, Herbert
Place madeAustralia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made1943
Physical descriptionbrown ink wash with pen and ink over pencil on paper; verso: pencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionPart of the dock wall at Sydney Graving Dock below crane carrying concrete blocks. Workers are depicted below. 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.