Group of Dutch servicemen

Accession Number ART22350
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 91.4 x 76.2 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Dargie, William
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made March 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Depicts an unidentified airman, sailor and soldier of the Netherlands East Indies Forces. Note that while the sailor and air force officer appear to be Europeans, the soldier of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) is clearly Indonesian, and carries the traditional Klewang, or cutlass, in his left hand.