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Lieutenant Lewis Pash Renateau (d.1978), 13th Battalion, Royal Highlanders of Canada

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Army Museum

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Lieutenant Renateau, an officer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War (1914–1918), was taken prisoner near St Julien, near Ypres, on 24 April 1915. He was transferred to the Giessen camp, where fellow-prisoner Raphael Drouart took his portrait. The box lid which forms the base for Drouart’s painting of Giessen under snow was, in fact, the lid of a food parcel originally sent to Renateau.

National Army Museum


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on board

  • Measurements

    36.2 x 25.7 cm

  • Accession number

    NAM. 1989-04-130

  • Acquisition method

    purchased from David Cohen Fine Art Limited, 1989


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