Lithographic print of original charcoal drawing, ‘On Board a Battleship between Decks (HMS “Lion”)’, by artist Sir David Muirhead Bone. Published in this series in 1917, it was originally executed in 1916.
The print forms part of a green paper folder of an “edition de luxe” of signed proofs: 10 prints made from the War Drawings of Muirhead Bone, part three.
HMS Lion was a battlecruiser for the Royal Navy, and served during the 1910’s. She was a lead ship of the Indefatigable Class. Lion served as a flagship Royal Navy vessel during the First World War. She received severe damage at the battles of Dogger Bank and Jutland that she had to be dry docked for repairs.
Muirhead Bone (1876-1953) was a Scottish watercolourist and etcher. He was known for his depictions of wartime industrial and architectural settings. He was on the advisory committees for the British War Memorials during the First World War and the War Artists Advisory panel during the Second World War.
This object is not on display.