ART03605.026

Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright,

ID number ART03605.026
Title The Cloth Hall at Ypres
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Benson, George
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

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.