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.

  • title:
    Warships on the Firth of Forth
  • accession number:
    GMA 694
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  • materials:
    Pencil and watercolour on paper
  • date created:
    Dated 1917
  • measurements:
    19.60 x 29.20 cm
  • credit line:
    Provenance unrecorded
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Sir Muirhead Bone. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018.

Sir Muirhead Bone

Sir Muirhead Bone