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Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916

Photo credit: Belfast City Hall

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One of the most famous paintings in City Hall is ‘Attack by the Ulster Division 1st July 1916’. Well known for his depictions of historical and military scenes, it was painted by the English artist James Prinsep Beadle. It commemorates the Battle of the Somme, one of the largest battles of the First World War, in which more than 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history.

Belfast City Hall

Belfast


Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 135 x W 210 cm (E)

Accession number

1996-324

Work type

Painting


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Belfast City Hall

Donegal Place, Belfast, County Antrim BT1 5GS Northern Ireland

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