The Cloth Hall at Ypres
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|Title||The Cloth Hall at Ypres|
|Maker||Benson, George (Artist)|
|Date made||July 1916|
|Medium||ink and watercolour on paper|
|Measurement||backing sheet: 28.8 x 45.5 cm; image: 23.8 x 34.5 cm|
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.