|Measurement||Framed: 69.5 cm x 79.7 cm; Unframed: 51.2 cm x 61.4 cm|
|Physical description||oil, charcoal on canvas|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Essendon|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Spray painting an RAAF Airspeed Oxford
Ragless depicts an RAAF Airspeed Oxford being spray painted deep red, aluminium and bright yellow by Ansett Airways Ltd staff. 'With all three colours being applied at once/ and the job done out of doors, this made a most/colourfull [sic] subject/' April 1945 (Ragless quote). Ragless was an official war artist commissioned from April 1945 to Dec 1945 and was re-engaged in May 1946 to finish work.