Le Chateau Blanc, Headquarters of the 4th Division

Unit Formation Headquarters
Accession Number ART03605.023.001
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 17.9 x 25.6 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description watercolour Chinese white on paper
Date made July 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

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.

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