Hiroshima snow

Place Asia: Japan, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Accession Number ART26713
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 66.8 x 82 cm x 6.3 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on plywood
Maker Rowed, Reg
Place made Japan: Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Date made January 1947
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1940-1949
British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A view of the bombed ruins of the city of Hiroshima during snow storm. Pictured in the foreground is a stone lantern, rubble, and some tree branches. On the other side of a body of water is the bomb damged city, and the snow covered surrounding hills.

Scenes of the destroyed city were recorded by Australian official war artist Lieutenant Reg Rowed (1916-1990) in 1946. Rowed was deployed to Japan with the 12,000 Australians serving in the British Commonwealth Occupation Force. From 1946 to 1952 Australian forces were responsible for Hiroshima Prefecture, site of the first atomic bomb attack in history.