The Cloth Hall at Ypres
ID numberART03605.026
Collection typeArt
TitleThe Cloth Hall at Ypres
Measurementbacking sheet: 28.8 x 45.5 cm; image: 23.8 x 34.5 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerBenson, George
Place madeBelgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres
Date madeJuly 1916
Physical descriptionink and watercolour on paper
CopyrightAWM Licensed copyright
DescriptionSketchbook 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.