The Cloth Hall at Ypres

Place Europe: Belgium, Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres
Accession Number ART03605.026
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 28.8 x 45.5 cm; image: 23.8 x 34.5 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description ink and watercolour on paper
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres
Date made July 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Description

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.