Gossips, Belgium

Accession Number ART03605.030.002
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 45.8 x 28.8 cm; image: 21.4 x 26.4 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description ink and pencil on paper
Date made c. 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Description

Depicts a Belgian street scene with a woman standing in a doorway carrying a large stack of hay, talking with another woman sitting in a cart drawn by a medium-sized dog. Despite obviously being a working dog its tail hasn't been docked, but it wears a muzzle. The two women are obviously engaged in conversation, but Benson's derisive title reveals his interpretation - that they are gossiping.

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