Stories Organisations Projects About Login

Painting - watercolour - No 2 Internment Camp

From the Collection of Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum 49 Hogan S Tatura VIC

Description
Framed watercolour painting - 10 trees in foreground, one small hut facing towards bottom right hand corner, 4 large huts centre of painting, black writing in Italian left and right foreground. Painting by L Poggioli.
Size
H 17 cm x W 26.3 cm
Object Registration
C0086
Keywords
painting, watercolour, camp 2, watercolours, mrs tolaini, noemi vendramini, luigi poggioli, dunera boy
Historical information
This painting is for the Museum. It was a gift to me by an ex prisoner, whom I met when he came to Melbourne with Vic, Nicky and others. His name is Luigi Poggioli and he was a most distinguished gentleman, so distinct and well educated that I still remember him clearly (and I do not have a good memory). Perhaps I remember so well because of his kind words in verse on the painting which read :(Translation) "Ungrateful land with handsome race of Italian blood who with their hard work enriched you. "Yes I believe I remember so well because of this verse. Extract from a letter from Mrs Tolaini now living in London. She is the Wife of Vittorio Tolaini who was on the Dunera and wrote of his experiences in "Voyage of an Alien" June 1991. On the left hand corner of the painting the dedication reads "To Noemi Vendramini for her 21st birthday, January 19,1945. L Poggioli, LP44 No. 2 Internment Camp, Tatura
When Made
1945
Made By
L Poggioli
Inscriptions & Markings
"To Noemi Vendramini for her 21st birthday, January 19,1945. L Poggioli, LP44 No. 2 Internment Camp, Tatura.
Last updated
last Friday at 2:28PM