BONE, David Muirhead. (1876-1953) ~ A Rainy Night in Rome.
Original drypoint, signed in full in pencil. Image size 305 x 229 mms, sheet size 406 x 279 mms, mounted and framed. Mild creasing at top right corner of sheet far from the image, two barely perceptible printer’s creases in the right margin, otherwise a very good, rich impression printed on paper with wide margins, with very pale fading round edges.
Sir David Muirhead Bone 1876-1953, the important Scottish engraver and Britain’s first official WWI war artist was, at the time he produced ‘A Rainy Night in Rome’ a member of the New English Art Club being particularly associated with William Strang, Dugald MacColl and Alphonse Legros. Apart from his remarkably war images, he is known for his drypoints of architectural subjects and landscapes, often of scenes he found on his extensive foreign travels.