To 2359 hours

Accession Number ART91190
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 69.3 x 38.2 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hessian on board
Maker Browning, George Julian
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c. 1996
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Based on sketches Browning made in the 1940s, this painting depicts two figures embracing; knowing that at 2359 hours - a minute to midnight - the soldier's leave pass will end. A soldier in full uniform wearing back pack with his back turned away embraces a woman at the inside entrance to the front door of their house.