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ID number ART30268.014
Title Rope splicer, service wharf for graving dock under construction, October 1943
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker McClintock, Herbert (Artist)
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1943
Medium brush and pen and brown ink, pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 27.4 x 37.2cm (irreg)


Landscape 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.