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Motor Launch Passing Drake's Island, Plymouth Sound

© estate of Stephen Bone. All rights reserved, DACS 2016. Photo credit: Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

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Stephen Bone was the son of the Glasgow etcher Muirhead Bone. He was a notable wood engraver and in the 1930s illustrated books written by his mother. From 1943 to 1945 he served as an Offical War Artist attached to the Royal Navy, when this painting was made. The last decade of his life was spent as an art critic, broadcaster and author.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on board

  • Measurements

    23 x 34.3 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    gift from the Imperial War Museum, 1947

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