Peace in our time

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number ART23348
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 25.6 x 37.8 cm; sheet: 25.6 x 37.8 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen and ink, brush and wash on paper
Maker Friend, Donald
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 10 December 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A statue of Peace with a dove in her right hand presides over a scene of disorder with scenes of armed robbery, people quarelling, drinking and generally lawless behaviour. A newly returned serviceman looks at the scene in bewilderment. The artist, Donald Friend served in the army before being appointed an official war artist in 1945.