Le Hutte, Messines near Ploegsteert Wood

Accession Number ART03550
Collection type Art
Measurement 17.7 x 25.2 cm sheet and image
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour, pencil, pen and ink on paper
Maker Summerhayes, Edwin
Date made March 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


In the foreground are the remnants of a barbed wire fence and immediately behind, a small wagon loaded with logs rests on a rail track. Ruined buildings are in the background. Major Edwin Summerhayes, originally an architect in Perth, Western Australia, served with the 44th Battalion on the Western Front. His battalion rested at Ploegsterrt Wood before the Battle of Messines.