Private Tom Starcevich, VC

Accession Number ART25860
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 68.8 cm x 53.7 cm; Unframed: 50.7 cm x 35.4 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on artists board
Maker Browning, George Julian
Place made Borneo: North Borneo, Papar
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Depicts a portrait of WX11519 Private Leslie Thomas Starcevich, VC, 2/43rd Australian Infantry Battalion, painted at Papar, British North Borneo. Browning had originally intended to paint the scene in which Starcevich won the VC. However, after applying to meet with Starcevich, he produced a traditional head and shoulders portrait.