Church, Armentieres

Collection ID ART03605.024
Collection type Art
Title Church, Armentieres
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 27.7 x 23.8 cm
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George
Date made July 1916
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.

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