The Untilled Fields

The British War Propaganda Bureau appointed Bone as Britain's first official war artist in May 1916. He arrived at the front in August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and by the following October had produced more than 150 drawings. Though his compositions lack horrific detail, they are nevertheless an authentic record of the logistics of war.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
lithograph on paper
Common Name
The Untilled Fields
Simple Name
Full Name
The Untilled Fields
image H 301 mm; image length 436 mm; total sheet H 395 mm; total sheet length 524 mm
Production Person Surname
Bone; Country Life Ltd; Newnes Ltd
Production Person Initials
Sir David Muirhead; ; George
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918)
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Production Parish
; Covent Garden
Production Town
; London; London
Production Country
; United Kingdom: England; United Kingdom: England
Family Group

Inscription / Transcription
BONE; Muirhead Bone; MB

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