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Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

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SKU: 9913
Oil on board
Signed
14 x 10.5 in. (35.5 x 26.6 cm)
Presentation:
unframed

Size:
Height – 35.5cm x Width – 26.6cm

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
Private collection
In the 20s and 30s, Bone’s small oil panels were well appreciated. His View of Santiago shown at the Ryman’s Galleries in 1927 reminded the Oxford University reviewer of “an early Corot in the freshness and I delicacy of its treatment”. At the Lefevre Gallery in 1932 the Morning Post critic wrote appreciatively of his advances in observation and craftsmanship and of his “developing sense of colour and the minor notes of grey, green and the palest gold”. The Manchester Guardian said that “Mr Bone is a singularly modest artist. On looking at his landscapes one always feels that he experienced some rather rare and delicate emotion which he is offering a little diffidently to the spectator”.
The prices of the smaller pictures were seven guineas in the twenties, rising to fourteen guineas at the end of the thirties and twenty one guineas in his show at the Leicester Galleries at the end of 1946, where Stephen sold 22 panels. 
Panel paintings by Stephen Bone can be seen in Tate, National Portrait Gallery, The Maritime Museum and The Imperial War Museum.

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THE ARTIST

Stephen Bone
Stephen
Bone
1904 - 1958

Stephen Bone (13 November 1904 – 15 September 1958), was an English artist, writer, broadcaster and noted war artist. Bone achieved early success in book illustration using woodcuts before he turned to painting and art criticism.

Born in Chiswick, London and was the son of Sir Muirhead Bone and of Gertrude Helana Dodd, a writer. After leaving Bedales School he travelled widely in Europe with his father before enrolling at the Slade School of Fine Art in 1922. He became disillusioned with the Slade and left in 1924 to begin illustrating books, with woodcuts, for his mother and other writers. In 1925 Bone was awarded the Gold Medal for Wood Engraving at the International Exhibition in Paris. In 1926 he was the subject of a joint exhibition at the Goupil Gallery, alongside Rodney Joseph Burn, and in 1928 he painted a mural for the underground station at Piccadilly Circus.

In 1929 he married the artist Mary Adshead and they were to have two sons and a daughter. The couple travelled extensively across Britain and Europe which allowed Bone to paint outdoors in all weathers and develop a style of bright landscape painting that proved popular and sold well at a number of gallery exhibitions.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, Stephen Bone enlisted as an officier in the Civil Defence Camouflage Establishment based in Leamington Spa. In June 1943 Bone was appointed by the War Artists’ Advisory Committee to be a full-time salaried artist to the Ministry of Information specialising in Admiralty subjects. The post had originally being held by Stephens father, Muirhead Bone, but following the death of Gavin Bone, Stephens brother, Muirhead decided not to continue with the commission. Stephen produced a large quantity of works showing naval craft and coastal installations around Great Britain. He recorded the 1944 Normandy landings, painted scenes in Caen and Courseulles after the invasion and went on to record the assault on Walcheren Island in the Netherlands. Towards the end of 1944 he travelled to Norway and painted the wreck of the Tirpitz.

After the War, Bone found his style of painting somewhat out of fashion and, although he continued to paint, he found it difficult to get his work exhibited. He became an art critic for the Manchester Guardian, wrote humorous pieces for the Glasgow Herald and did television and radio work for the BBC. With his wife, he wrote and illustrated children’s books. He died of cancer on 15 September 1958 at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.

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The Quay, St Tropez

£1,475.00

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Amsterdam

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Still life with flowers

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The Old Monastery, Friburg Switzerland

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Boy Reading

£1,100.00

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Little to Earn, October 1926

£1,250.00

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Looking Down the Thames

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Dusk Sea

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Yorks

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Tower Bridge

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The Avon at Warwick, March 1946

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Clifden County Galway

£1,200.00

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Churchyard

£1,350.00

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Argyllshire Deer Forest

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Harbour

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Rhoscolyn Anglesea

£1,500.00

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Tenby

£1,450.00

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Welsh landscape

£1,250.00

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Landscape

£1,175.00

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Morcombe Bay?

£1,325.00

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Byworn Steep near Peterfield

£1,275.00

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Red Warwickshire Earth, Radford Semele, October 1943

£1,275.00

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Tenby, South Wales

£1,575.00

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White Nothe, Dorset

£1,350.00

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Church near Covent Garden

£1,475.00

SKU: 11875

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Oxford in Flood

£1,600.00

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Seated Nude

£1,275.00

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A Hampshire Common

£1,175.00

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Boats Yarmouth Isle of Wight

£1,600.00

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Iffley road, Oxford

£950.00

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Cherry Tree Wharf, London

£1,075.00

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Blue scene, October 1928

£1,275.00

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A cup of tea

£1,675.00

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Boys looking out to Sea, Milford on Sea.

£1,650.00

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£1,750.00

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Harlech from the sand dunes

£1,175.00

SKU: 98

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Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire

£1,550.00

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Reeds swaying on the river

£1,350.00

SKU: 277

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The Twelve Pins from Ballyconneely

£1,550.00

SKU: 265

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Country scene smoke from chimney

£1,250.00

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portrait of Gavin Bone

£3,250.00

SKU: 341

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Tewkesbury

£1,850.00

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Self portrait

£1,700.00

SKU: 429

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Mary Adshead on the Beach

£1,650.00

SKU: 427

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The Artist’s wife, Mary Adshead, Reading

£1,650.00

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Amsterdam – a quiet canal

£1,750.00

SKU: 16

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Bucklers Hard, Hampshire

£645.00

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Holy Trinity Church, Stratford upon Avon

£950.00

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Corfe castle

£1,375.00

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Country lane

£1,250.00

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Portrait of Mary Adshead, probably at work in the artist’s garden at Haverstock Hill, London

£2,750.00

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Woman on a bicycle, probably Walcheren in Holland

£975.00

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At the haberdashers, 1920’s

£975.00

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Ship on the horizon with pink clouds

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Sketches, probably of Normandy landings
SKU: 8340

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Portrait of a Gentleman, Seated

£800.00

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Portrait of a Gentleman, Standing
SKU: 7058

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Design for poster; Pictures of Spain and Scotland, 1920’s

£675.00

SKU: 6601

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Mary Adshead Sketching

£4,500.00