Eric THAKE, Looted house, Darwin. Enlarge 1 /1


Auburn, Victoria, Australia 1904 – Geelong, Victoria, Australia 1982

Looted house, Darwin. 1945 Place made: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil with watercolour Support: medium-weight cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: Signed, dated and inscribed lower right within image in black pencil, 'Eric Thake, Darwin, 1945'. Titled lower left within image in black pencil, 'Looted House'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed right edge, sideways in black pencil 'Private House Darwin - wrecked by troops on 21.10.45. 'Looted House, Darwin' '. Inscription upper centre to upper right - see Notes. Titled and dated verso centre in black pencil, 'Looted House / Darwin 1945'.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: image 39.4 h x 50.4 w cm sheet 39.4 h x 50.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.48
Subject: War: second world war, 1939-1945
  • Mrs Joan Mann, 46 Austin St, Newtown 3220.
  • Mrs Jennifer Campbell, 11 Amesbury Rd, Mt Eliza 3930.