Amiens Cathedral

Description
Lithographic print of original etching, ‘Amiens Cathedral’, by artist Sir David Muirhead Bone. Published in a series in 1917, it was originally executed in 1916.

This print forms part of a blue paper folder of an “edition de luxe” of signed proofs: 10 prints made from the War Drawings of Muirhead Bone, part three.

Muirhead Bone travelled to France on 16 August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He was the first official British war artist of the First World War producing 150 drawings in six weeks. It is from this series of works which this etching is most likely to have originated from. The drawing was most likely completed in his travels near the front during the war.

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.
Accession Loan No.
50/1918/1/9
Collection Class
Prints
Medium
lithograph on paper
Common Name
Amiens Cathedral
Simple Name
print
Full Name
Amiens Cathedral
Dimensions
image height mm; image length mm; total sheet height mm; total sheet length 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
1917
Production Year High
1917
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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