The Cloth Hall at Ypres

Collection ID ART03605.026
Collection type Art
Title The Cloth Hall at Ypres
Measurement backing sheet: 28.8 x 45.5 cm; image: 23.8 x 34.5 cm
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres
Date made 01 July 1916
Copyright AWM Licensed copyright

Sketchbook leaf attached to scrapbook depicting a black ink and sepia watercolour sketch of the shell damaged Cloth Hall and St Martin's Cathedral. The surrounding landscape is barren, evidence to the fierce fighting in which Ypres was involved. Ypres was the scene of almost constant fighting throughout the First World War as it was a strategically important town.

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