Sir Muirhead Bone

Warships on the Firth of Forth

About this artwork

As Britain’s first official war artist, Muirhead Bone was posted to the Western Front in July 1916. He sent sketches back for publication in monthly Government journals such as ‘The Western Front’. In 1917 he was posted with the naval fleet, and made a number of watercolours, such as this, of the naval boats on the Firth of Forth and at Scapa Flow. The following year, on 21 November 1918, the German fleet surrendered in the Firth of Forth, signalling the end of German naval power after four long years.

Sir Muirhead Bone

Sir Muirhead Bone