|Overall: 91.4 x 76 cm
|oil on hardboard
|Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Study for Group of Dutch servicemen
In this study for the painting 'Group of Dutch servicemen', William Dargie has recorded the typical appearance of men of the three Dutch military services in Australia. While the sailor and air force officer appear to be European, the soldier of the KNIL (Royal East Indonesian Army) is clearly an Indonesian, and carries the traditional Klewang, or cutlass, in his left hand.