J. M. and Jerusalem

by Marcus Milwright | Talking about art

Why did the capture of Jerusalem by General Allenby in 1917 have such an impact across the world? Explore this topic through a painting produced on the Western Front by a soldier, known only as J. M.

‘Our feet shall stand within Thy gates, O Jerusalem. Psalm CXXII.’ Watercolour painting by J. M., after 9 December 1917. University of Victoria Library Special Collections: SC325 (sketchbook 1, image 56).