Not titled [French lessons on board ship]
ID numberART03605.004.003
Collection typeArt
TitleNot titled [French lessons on board ship]
Measurementbacking sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 19.4 x 26.6 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerBenson, George
Place madeUnited Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date madec. 1916
Physical descriptionpencil, pen and ink, grey wash and white highlights on paper
CopyrightAWM Licensed copyright
DescriptionDepicts Sergeant Barrett conducting French lessons with six soldiers on top of the ship's deck. Another soldier's silhouette can bee seen behind the main group holding papers or a book. He is not likely to be participating in the lessons as he's out of the Sergeant's eyeline. The ship's funnel is being used as a blackboard instructing the servicemen on how to ask for bread, salt, milk and beer in French.