[St Bertaire], Ypres; verso: Fricourt - Somme

Accession Number ART03605.025.001
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 28.8 x 45.5 cm; sheet: 23.8 cm x 63 cm; image: 23.8 x 34.6 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour and pencil on paper
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres, France: Picardie, Somme, Albert Combles Area, Fricourt
Date made 19 July 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Double leaf with watercolour drawings recto and verso attached to scrapbook leaf. Recto: depicts a bomb-damaged church in Ypres. Verso: Fricourt - Somme, depicting a landscape sketch of the Fricourt commune in the Somme region. Benson describes the scene: "An early morning sketch [of] Fricourt. The British were shelling the area on the left where some very heavy fighting had just taken place. Australian troops were not in action on the Somme at that time." This reconnaissance sketch is dated: ' 5am July 19th, 1916 '.