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David B. Milne Canadian, 1882
watercolour over graphite on wove paper 35.3 x 50.5 cm Transfer from the Canadian War Memorials, 1921
National Gallery of Canada (no. 8506)
The shelling of the Cloth Hall in November 1914 decimated the building. The ruins of the medieval architecture became a landmark symbolizing the ruthlessness and disregard of the German armies for historical treasures.