Private Roy, Canadian Women's Army Corps

Private Roy,  Canadian Women's Army Corps Private Roy, Canadian Women's Army Corps


Molly Lamb Bobak

Private Roy, Canadian Women's Army Corps


oil on masonite

76.4 x 60.8cm

CWM 19710261-1626

Bobak sketched Private Roy several times in a canteen in Halifax, Nova Scotia, before undertaking the finished portrait. In a 1985 interview the artist commented: “The painting has caught her at a point in time; she’ll always be young and she’ll always be Private Roy to those who see her.”