Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

Study for Gas Workers

£1,100.00

SKU: 8339
Pencil
10 x 14 1/2 in. (25.4 x 36.8 cm)

Size:
Height – 25.4cm
Width – 36.8cm

1 in stock

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
James Bone
Presentation:
folio

Study for Gas Workers, painting in collection of the Imperial War Museum


IWM LD2430
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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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Land, Sea and Air – WW2
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Steam Drifters, circa 1940
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Listening to the wireless
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Maria
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Christmas Tree, circa 1938
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Europe, Asia, Africa, America, Australia, circa 1930
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Woman on a bicycle, probably Walcheren in Holland
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At the haberdashers, 1920’s
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Ship on the horizon with pink clouds
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View of Broad Street, Oxford.
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Loch Morar, Storm Clearing
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Grimaud, C√¥te d’Azur
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Dover Harbour – Dawn During Evacuation of Dunkirk, 1940
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Lachlan, October 1926
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Portrait of a Gentleman, Standing
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The Normandy Landings, 1944
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Petersfield Cattle Market
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Southern Electric Bridge near St. Paul ‘s Station
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Landscape with ploughed field
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Model seated reading 3/4 rear view
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St. Davids
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Self portrait
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Map of South Africa
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Design for poster; Pictures of Spain and Scotland, 1920’s
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Mary Adshead Sketching
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The night watch, (Normandy landings), 1944
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The Swing Bridge, TheTyne Bridge, and High Level Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne, late 1920’s
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Landscape with farm, possibly Connemara, circa 1930
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Mary Adshead, the artist’s wife, in a yellow bathing suit, circa 1930