Victory parade

Accession Number ART26364
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 125.2 cm x 99.9 cm x 8 cm; unframed: 101.5 x 76.5 x 2.3 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Colahan, Colin
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Colahan depicts troops from the 2nd Australian Imperial Force, Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Airforce marching past the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, as part of victory celebrations in 1946. St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey can be seen in the background.

Artists Colin Colahan, Stella Bowen and Geoffrey Mainwairing were all commissioned by the Australian War Memorial to make paintings fo the victory celebrations in London in 1946.