Gunner in tin hat and sheepskin coat

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Accession Number ART22226
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 76 x 56 cm; Frame: 99.5 x 79.3 x 7.0cm; Weight: 17.5kg
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Dargie, William
Place made Egypt: Cairo
Date made 19 February 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Portrait of an unidentified gunner from the 2nd Australian Imperial Force during the North African campaign. Dargie noted, "Typical of the garb of the troops in the winter in Lebanon. He wears a Syrian sheepskin coat, and his background is formed by a camouflaged Italian ground sheet captured in Cyrenaica"