70Cm X 90Cm. Oil On Primed Board. Phillip Carrero.
Retired military brass and friend, Nick.
MacArthur is one of his role models and he went all the way to the Smithsonian at the US to get material for this paintings. Also from the ex US base at the Philippines, as many locals remember him.
This was one of a series of thirteen oils for his private collection. It was necessary to research cap and pipe mainly on this one. Actually, it saved a lot of hours the fact that Nick knew already about colours and materials the uniforms were made of.
I never thought there were so many kinds of corn pipes made in those days… and not all pictures depict him smoking the same one every time.
This pipe was his favorite, though.