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Sir Muirhead Bone WWI Lithograph Mounting of a Great Gun
  • Sir Muirhead Bone WWI Lithograph Mounting of a Great Gun
  • Sir Muirhead Bone WWI Lithograph Mounting of a Great Gun
  • Sir Muirhead Bone WWI Lithograph Mounting of a Great Gun
  • Sir Muirhead Bone WWI Lithograph Mounting of a Great Gun

Sir Muirhead Bone WWI Lithograph Mounting of a Great Gun

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£400.00


Product Description

Artist: Sir Muirhead Bone (1876-1953)
Title: Mounting of a Great Gun
Medium: Lithograph (collotype)
Date: 1918

Sir Muirhead Bone was a Scottish painter and printmaker who served as an artist in both World Wars. He was the first official British war artist of WWI and arrived in France on 16th August 1916, during the Battle of the Somme.

The British Library describes how Bone was “nicknamed the ‘London Piranesi’ for his ability to depict construction sites, shipyards, cathedrals and docksides”. His beginnings as an architectural draughtsman, left him quite at home when depicting detailed inanimate objects. Something “clear in this drawing of a huge gun, which shows the scale and complexity of modern warfare without being distracted by extraneous clutter.”

The original drawing (along with 150 others from Bone’s time on the Western Front) is held in the collection of the British Museum.

The lithograph is signed in pencil and bears the artist’s studio blindstamp in the bottom right corner.

Dimensions: 43 x 29.5 cm (17 x 11 1/2 “)
Provenance: David Cohen Gallery
Inscriptions: Muirhead Bone (Pencil Signature)

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