Art UK is the successor to Your Paintings. It is a joint initiative between the Public Catalogue Foundation (now known as Art UK), 3,000 museums and other art collections, and the BBC.

By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Please read our Use of Cookies policy.

Close
A Belgian Refugee

Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

How you can use this image

All rights reserved.

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other exceptions to copyright permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.

For all other types of use please visit the owning collection’s website for more information about permitted uses and licensing.

Notes

Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

This painting depicts an elderly refugee from Liege in Belgium. The German army invaded Belgium in August 1914 in the opening days of the First World War, and as a result 250,000 Belgians sought safety in the UK. This was the largest wave of refugees ever to come to Britain. Glasgow Corporation Belgian Refugee Committee was responsible for finding homes for the refugees across Scotland, and many were housed in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)

  • Date

    c.1915–1921

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    125.7 x 87 cm

  • Accession number

    3348

  • Acquisition method

    gift, 1978

Tags

This artwork does not have any tags yet. You can help by tagging artworks on Tagger.

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)

200 Woodhead Road South Nitshill Industrial Estate, Glasgow G53 7NN Scotland

Not all locations are open to the public. Please contact the gallery or collection for more information
View venue