Accession Number ART22892
Collection type Art
Measurement unframed: 60.7 x 30.4 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on plywood
Location Main Bld: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 4: V Over Jap
Maker Herman, Sali
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made January 1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Sali Herman witnessed the surrender of General Imamura Hitoshi, commander of the Japanese Eight Army, at Rabaul, New Guinea, and later painted the scene. Despite his compassion for the defeated Japanese, Herman could not forgive their commanders: "[Imamura's] attitude was still arrogant, maybe a screen to his humiliation, maybe only the manner of the typical militarist."