ART02914

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ID number ART02914
Title Dickebusch Church
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Leist, Fred
Place made Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area, Dickebusch
Date made 1917
Medium oil on artist board
Measurement framed: 41.4 x 46 cm; unframed: 18.6 x 23.9 cm

Description

Depicts the ruins of a church at Dickebusch in Belgium. The figure of a man, possibly a soldier, can be seen walking past in front of the damaged building. Fred Leist was appointed an official war artist in September 1917, attached to the 5th Division AIF and worked twice in France between September to December 1917 and from June to August 1918.