ART03605.023.001

Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright

ID number ART03605.023.001
Title Le Chateau Blanc, Headquarters of the 4th Division
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George (Artist)
Date made July 1916
Medium watercolour Chinese white on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 17.9 x 25.6 cm

Description

Watercolour on artist's paper attached to scrapbook leaf, depicting a large white house in Sailly-sur-la-Lys, Northern France, that was used during the war as the 4th Division Headquarters. Benson has pictured the house surrounded by trees and dense foliage in the foreground, which is in stark contrast to the whiteness of the house.