Rope splicer, service wharf for graving dock under construction, October 1943
ID numberART30268.014
Collection typeArt
TitleRope splicer, service wharf for graving dock under construction, October 1943
MeasurementOverall: 27.4 x 37.2cm (irreg)
Object typeDrawing
MakerMcClintock, Herbert
Place madeAustralia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made1943
Physical descriptionbrush and pen and brown ink, pencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionLandscape of Sydney Graving Dock featuring cranes and construction in the background, with a man smoking a pipe and splicing (terminating the end of a run of hot rope) in the foreground. 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 show the heroism of the workers.