Portrait of Private Peter Geoffrey Sheppard

Accession Number AWM2019.200.1
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 80.5 cm x 65.2 cm x 7.5 cm; Unframed: 61.5 cm x 45.8 cm x 17 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description Oil on canvas
Maker Dargie, William
Place made Australia
Date made c.1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Portrait of VX50592 Private Peter Geoffrey Sheppard, 2/21 Australian Infantry Battalion, Second World War. The unit colour patch of the 2/21st Btn has been painted within a decorative shield in the top right corner of the image. Private Sheppard was a member of Gull Force and died of the illness beri-beri on 18 July 1945 while he was a prisoner of war on Ambon. His mother commissioned this portrait of him after his death.