The Seven Cranes

Lithographic print of original pencil and charcoal drawing with wash, ‘The Seven Cranes’, by artist Sir David Muirhead Bone. Published in a series in 1918, it was originally executed in 1916. The drawing seems to depict cranes set around a dry dock, in a dockyard environment. This proof forms part of a green paper folder of an “edition de luxe” of signed proofs: 10 prints made from the War Drawings of Muirhead Bone.

Muirhead Bone (1876-1953) was a Scottish watercolourist and etcher. He was known for his depictions of wartime industrial and architectural settings. He was on the advisory committees for the British War Memorials during the First World War and the War Artists Advisory panel during the Second World War.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Fine Art
Collection Class
lithograph on paper
Common Name
The Seven Cranes
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
Muirhead Bone; MB
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918)
Production Town
; London; London
Production Country
; United Kingdom: England; United Kingdom: England
Production Person Initials
Sir David Muirhead; ; George
Production Person Surname
Bone; Country Life Ltd; Newnes Ltd
Production Year Low
Production Year High

View Full Details

The Seven Cranes