The Night Shift working on a Great Gun (print)


Print of artist Sir David Muirhead Bone’s charcoal drawing ‘The Night Shift working on a Great Gun’ about 1917. This print forms part of green paper folder of an “edition de luxe” of signed proofs: 6 prints made from the War Drawings of Muirhead Bone.

‘The Night Shift working on a Great Gun’ is captioned: “A scene”, the artist writes, “so romantic in its mingling of grimness and mystery that one thinks with compunction of the long line of romantic artists whose lot it was not to have seen it!”. The drawing is dark, with colour detailing ranging from black, greys and dusty whites. The subject of the “Great Gun” dominates the scene. Muirhead Bone (1876-1953) was a Scottish watercolourist and etcher. He was known for his depiction 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.


Muirhead Bone

This object is not on display.

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