Church, Armentieres

Place Europe: France, Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Lille, Armentieres
Accession Number ART03605.024
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 27.7 x 23.8 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description watercolour on paper
Place made France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Lille, Armentieres
Date made July 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Watercolour on artist's paper attached to scrapbook leaf, depicting the bomb-damaged Notre Dame in Armentieres. The town lies on the Belgian border, northwest of the city of Lille. Apart from the shell-damaged spire and evidence of rubble around the entrance, the front is relatively unscathed. Armentieres suffered tremendously during the First World War.