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