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Untitled portrait

Date made: 1940

Artist: Dachinger, Hugo

Description: Portrait painted by artist Hugo Dachinger whilst interned at Mooragh Internment Camp in Ramsey, 1940. Watercolour painted on a sheet of newspaper 'The Manchester Guardian', dated Thursday 10th October 1940. It shows a young man with black beard looking down wearing a dark jacket and tie. Possibly a fellow internee.

The choice of newspaper was perhaps significant, as the liberal leaning Manchester Guardian was keen to highlight the plight of the internees and the injustice of their detention.

Measurements: overall: 64 x 45 cm

Materials: Watercolour on paper

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 2002-0145

Subject tags : #ArtGallery


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