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Study for the Great Gantry, Charing Cross
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Study for the Great Gantry, Charing Cross


David Muirhead Bone (1876 - 1953)

Width: 33.3 cm; Height: 26.2 cm;

Inscription, Study for the Great Gantry Charing Cross. / Muirhead Bone 1907 //

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Welsford, Rhoda (Miss); bequest; 1976

About this work
Trained as an architect, Muirhead Bone was Britain’s first official war artist on the Western Front during the First World War. He began his artistic career strolling London’s streets at night, sketching the city’s architecture enveloped in inky blackness. This highly-worked drawing, executed with a restricted palette, depicts the gantry of Charing Cross encased in a web of ropes and scaffolding, smoke and dust. Human figures and locomotives appear minuscule against the backdrop of this yawning structure. (Permanent collection label)

This work is not on display
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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London/the estate of the artist

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