Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright

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


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.