The white platoon, To do with the blue
New Zealand, Australia
1933 - 15 Apr 2015
acrylic on hardboard
38.0 x 71.0 cm board; 40.0 x 73.0 x 3.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, black ink "Desmond Digby". Not dated.
Bequest of Patrick White 1991
Not on display
© Desmond Digby
Shown in 1 exhibition
Desmond Digby: Exhibition of paintings (1965), Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 04 Aug 1965–16 Aug 1965
Referenced in 3 publications
Craig Brush, Look, 'Celebrating Patrick White: when the end is not the end: a moving tribute', pg. 18-20, Sydney, Sep 2004, 19 (colour illus.). Photograph of Patrick White's house before removal of works donated to the AGNSW with 'The white platoon' hanging on wall.
Helen Verity Hewitt, Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, Carlton, 2002, 132.
William Yang, Patrick White: the late years, Sydney, 1995, 14 (illus.). Photograph of Patrick White's study after White's death with 'The white platoon' hanging on wall.