N02300 STUDY FOR ‘THE GREAT GANTRY, CHARING CROSS STATION, 1906’ 1906
Inscr. ‘Muirhead Bone 1906. First drawing drawn on the spot’ b.c.
Pencil, 10 5/16×14 1/2 (26·25×37·75).
Presented by Miss E. P. McGhee 1908.
Exh: Society of Twelve, Obach & Co., November 1906 (40, as study for a print).
Lit: Campbell Dodgson, Etchings and Dry Points by Muirhead Bone, 1909, I, pp.138–40.
A study for the elaborate drawing in the British Museum (exh. N.E.A.C., November–December 1906 (10), and repr. Sir Joseph Duveen, Thirty Years of British Art, 1930, p.31) of the gantry erected after the accident to the roof of Charing Cross Station on 5 December 1905. Another study, inscribed ‘Muirhead Bone, 1907’ but presumably also made in 1906, was lent by Miss R. M. Welsford to the 1955 memorial exhibitions at Manchester (22) and the Arts Council (20) as ‘Study No.3’. The composition was engraved in drypoint 1906–7.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I