Artistic Couples: Mary Adshead and Steven Bone

Mary Adshead (1904–1995) and Stephen Bone, (1904–1958)

We are delighted to present the first of four online exhibitions on the theme of Artistic Couples: Mary Adshead (1904–1995) and Stephen Bone (1904–1958). They were exact contemporaries, born in 1904 and both trained at the Slade under Tonks. They married in 1929 and in spite of having two sons and a daughter Adshead refused to let her career fail. More successful than her husband, through exhibitions, commissions and generating a greater income through her work, anecdotal evidence suggests she played down her success in order not to cause embarrassment. 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. Bone was also an official war artist and with his wife, he wrote and illustrated children’s books.

In the coming weeks The Artistic Couples Series will include: Charles Mahoney and Dorothy Bishop – Winifred Knights and Thomas Monnington – Victor and Catherine Moody.

Works FEATURED in this Exhibition

SKU: 9911

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

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

£2,750.00

SKU: 9433

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

A Good Answer

£925.00

SKU: 9430

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

Lucky Day

£1,175.00

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SKU: 9431

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

Honey Bears
SKU: 9425

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

Evening Primroses in a London Garden

£875.00

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SKU: 9426

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

The Gong
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SKU: 9137

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

Europe, Asia, Africa, America, Australia, circa 1930
SKU: 9133

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

Woman on a bicycle, probably Walcheren in Holland

£975.00

SKU: 9135

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

At the haberdashers, 1920’s

£975.00

SKU: 9136

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

Ship on the horizon with pink clouds

£675.00

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SKU: 9128

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

View of Broad Street, Oxford.
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SKU: 9130

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

South Seas
Forthcoming
SKU: 8990

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

Sketches, probably of Normandy landings
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SKU: 8502

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

Lachlan, October 1926
SKU: 8348

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

Finnial decorations

£875.00

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SKU: 8335

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

Swedish conversation piece, August 1929
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SKU: 8333

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

The Normandy Landings, 1944
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SKU: 7930

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

St. Davids
SKU: 7759

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

Gladstone & Venus, 1931

£1,950.00

SKU: 7303

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

St Tropez, c. 1931

£2,500.00

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SKU: 7281

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

Fete champetre
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SKU: 7062

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

Map of South Africa
SKU: 7058

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

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

£675.00

SKU: 6969

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

Have a Happy Christmas 1983

£195.00

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SKU: 6603

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

The night watch, (Normandy landings), 1944
SKU: 5978

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

Lunette design for a school mural, 1930’s

£2,300.00

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SKU: 5658

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

Looking Down The Road
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SKU: 5491

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

Still life with stripey table cloth, circa 1960
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SKU: 5402

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

Study for mural for tea room, Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, c.1949
SKU: 5282

Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)

Farmers ploughing, Study for The World’s Food mural, c. 1942

£1,100.00

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SKU: 4836

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

Mary Adshead, the artist’s wife, in a yellow bathing suit, circa 1930