not titled [Portrait of Jean Mackinnon]

Accession Number AWM2021.114.1
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 10 x 12.5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description Watercolour and ink on paper on cardboard
Maker Chalker, Jack
Place made Thailand
Date made c.1942-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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This painting was completed by the British artist and POW of the Japanese, Jack Chalker. The painting depicts Jean Mackinnon and was painted from a photograph (AWM2021.114.2) that was carried by her then boyfriend and later husband, WX8829 James 'Jock' Bagrie of 2/4 M. G. HQ Coy whilst a prisoner of war. Family history states that Chalker and Bagrie became close friends while imprisoned together.

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