Sir Muirhead Bone

The British Museum Reading Room, May 1907

1907

Medium
Graphite and chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 780 x 768 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Sir Michael Sadler through the Art Fund 1931
Reference
N04587

Catalogue entry

N04587 THE BRITISH MUSEUM READING ROOM, MAY 1907 1907
 
Inscr. ‘Muirhead Bone: London, 1907’ b.l.
Pencil, 30 3/4×30 (78×76·5), including strips 4 1/4 (11·5) wide added top and bottom.
Presented by Sir Michael Sadler through the National Art-Collections Fund 1931.
Exh: Society of Twelve, Obach & Co., January 1908 (68); Twenty Years of British Art 1890–1910, Whitechapel Art Gallery, May–June 1910 (119), lent by M.E. Sadler; Scottish Exhibition, Glasgow, May–October 1911 (black-and-white, 55); C.A.S., Loan Collection of Modern Paintings, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, October 1912 (99); C.A.S., First Public Exhibition in London, Goupil Gallery, April 1913 (91).
Lit: Frank Rinder, ‘London Exhibitions’ in Art Journal, 1908, p.69.

Drawn in May 1907 when the Reading Room was being cleaned and painted.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I