Church, Armentieres
ID numberART03605.024
Collection typeArt
TitleChurch, Armentieres
Measurementbacking sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 27.7 x 23.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerBenson, George
Place madeFrance: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Lille, Armentieres
Date madeJuly 1916
Physical descriptionwatercolour on paper
CopyrightAWM Licensed copyright
DescriptionWatercolour 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.