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Original Art: General Jonathan M. Wainwright as a Prisoner of War

Wainwright, General Jonathan M.

Published by [Australia, Circa 1945], 1945
Art / Print / Poster Condition: Very Good
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Image 22 1/2" x 17", mounted on board with wood border around the image, with three strands of prison fence wire on original electrical mountings raised horizontally in front of the image. Original red tag with Japanese inscription, from the concentration camp in which Wainwright was held. Original art by General Wainwright, signed in pencil as "Wainwright" at lower right. A striking half-length portrait of Wainwright, emphasizing his emaciation and debilitation, with scenes of the concentration camp, torture, etc. in background. Unrestored, with some wear, and lacking one electrical connector of six, but carefully preserved in a deep glass-fronted frame of old wood, prepared by a conservator with no restoration of the image or wire. A fine depiction of the horrors of his experience, stark, complex, and with Modernist sensibilities. Almost certainly done in Australia soon after his release, perhaps during his recuperation in Australia. Wainwright retired to palm Springs; this art is from a Palm Springs estate but provenance unknown. Bookseller Inventory # 015855

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Title: Original Art: General Jonathan M. Wainwright...

Publisher: [Australia, Circa 1945]

Publication Date: 1945

Binding: Framed, with Archival Glass

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Edition: Original Artwork

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