10pm edition

Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Sumatra, Palembang
Accession Number ART91487
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 20.6 x 26.4 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen and ink on paper
Maker Jeffrey, Agnes Betty
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Sumatra, Palembang
Date made c 1942-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright


A view of the sleeping arrangements inside one of the rooms at the Palembang prisoner of war camp at 10pm in the evening. The women are all sleeping on the floor or on makeshift beds. Each of the women has her name written beside her and some of the characteristics of the individual women are made evident in the drawing. This is one of many pencil and pen and ink sketches made by Agnes Betty Jeffrey while she was a prisoner of war in Palembang.