Historical information

A watercolour portrait of an unknown prisoner of war. Presumed to be from Changi Prison as it was stored with sheet music believed to be come with the 'Changi violin' donated by the family of Roy Arnel. It was on display in 2nd floor function room with hand written sheet music until 2024.
The reverse of the portrait is text of page 5 from a prisoner of war rule book. It has holes that appear to have made been by a pest.


A record of life in a POW camp.

Physical description

A watercolour of the head of a man from Changi prison.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten in pencil, top right is a partial date '31st Ja__'; bottom left 'The Mummy : PA van Dijk' and an indistinct signature. On reverse handwritten pencil notations to the text.