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Muirhead Bone (1876 - 1953)
Muirhead Bone: Edinburgh High Street, Circa. 1900 (Original pencil drawing, signed 195 x 140 mm)
Muirhead Bone (1876 -1953): EDINBURGH HIGH STREET, CIRCA.1900. Original pencil drawing, signed 195 x 140 mm. A drawing of the Royal Mile Edinburgh prior to the young artist's move to London in 1901. Bone's technical skill, poetic vision and developing fascination for scaffold-clad buildings are apparent in this superb drawing. The distinctive Tron church in the middle distance and the detailed moving crowd enhance the sense of place, an enduring characteristic of his work. The picture is in perfect condition having been re-mounted into its original Colnaghi's frame, which bears their label and the inscription, 'Sir Muirhead Bone, High Street Edinburgh'. (Framed). Provenance: James Bone; P&D Colnaghi & Co; Sir David Scott. Exhibited: London, Arts Council of Great Britain Drawings and Dry Points by Sir Muirhead Bone, 1876 -1953, 1955, No: 7. SIR MUIRHEAD BONE 1876 -1953: Muirhead Bone was born in Partick, a suburb of Glasgow in 1876. As a young man he was apprenticed to a firm of architects and in the evenings attended classes at the Glasgow School of Art. Aware his vocation was art, and not architecture, he devoted his time almost exclusively to drawing. He continually sketched the streets, buildings and slums of Glasgow imbuing the urban decay with a dignity and sentiment he so admired in the work of the Dutch artists whose townscapes he had studied in the Glasgow Corporation Art Galleries. Bone moved to London in 1901, holding his first exhibition at the Carfax Gallery in 1902. His success both critically and financially was rapid. His status as an etcher in the early year … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lott Rare Books [Banstead, SRY, United Kingdom]
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