N04577 BALLANTRAE SCHOOL HOUSE 1900–1 (?)
Inscr. ‘Muirhead Bone’ b.r.
Oil on canvas board, 9 7/8×14 (25×35·5).
Bequeathed by Hans Velten 1931.
Exh: (?) N.E.A.C., autumn 1907 (114).
Probably painted 1900–1 when the artist visited Ballantrae (letter from James Bone, the artist's brother, 5 February 1958), though a label on the back gives the date 1905. The entry in the Tate Gallery's copy of the 1907 N.E.A.C. catalogue has been annotated ‘pastel’, but the annotator might have been misled by the small size and sketchy technique of the oil.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I