N03434 A VIEW IN FLANDERS BEHIND THE LINES, SHOWING LOCRE AND THE TOPS OF DUG-OUTS ON THE SCHERPENBERG 1916–17
Inscr. ‘Muirhead Bone’ b.l.
Pencil and sepia wash on cream paper, 10 1/2×16 1/4 (27×41·5).
Presented by the artist 1919.
Exh: War Drawings and Lithographs, Whitechapel Art Gallery, October–November 1917 (191).
Nos.3433–44 were drawn by Muirhead Bone as Official War Artist on the Western Front 1916–17. Nos.3433, 3437, 3440, 3441, 3443 and 3444 were transferred to the V. & A. on permanent loan in 1932. Because of the number of similar subjects drawn by Bone it is often difficult to be sure of the identification of the works included in the various exhibitions of his war drawings held in 1917. In addition to the exhibitions listed under this and the following entries another, to be held at 144 New Bond Street, June–July 1917, and to contain drawings for the first volume of C. E. Montague, The Western Front, 1917, was announced in Parts VI and VII of the monthly paper-back issue of this publication, June and July 1917; no catalogue has been traced.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I