Gunner in tin hat and sheepskin coat

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

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


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"