Le Chateau Blanc, Headquarters of the 4th Division

Accession Number ART03605.023.001
Collection type Art
Title Le Chateau Blanc, Headquarters of the 4th Division
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 17.9 x 25.6 cm
Object types Drawing
Maker Benson, George
Date made July 1916
Copyright AWM Licensed copyright

Watercolour on artist's paper attached to scrapbook leaf, depicting a large white house in Sailly-sur-la-Lys, Northern France, that was used during the war as the 4th Division Headquarters. Benson has pictured the house surrounded by trees and dense foliage in the foreground, which is in stark contrast to the whiteness of the house.