23rd General Hospital

Accession Number ART19596
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 48.8 x 47.4 cm (irreg)
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pastel with gouache on grey laid paper
Maker Rae, Iso
Place made France: Nord Pas de Calais, Pas de Calais
Date made November 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Depicts the British Army Medical Corps, 23rd General Hospital (later 7th Canadian Hospital) at night. Iso Rae's sister, Alison, worked for the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) for the British Cross at one of the military hospitals in the Etaples Army Base Camp, possibly the 23rd General. The hospital consisted of rows of pavilion wards, Nightingale pattern. There were nearly twenty general hospitals at the Etaples Camp.