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"A ship-yard": P.14929-R(31)

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"A ship-yard"
The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals


Printmaker: Bone, David Muirhead
Publisher: Ministry of Information
Draughtsman: Bone, David Muirhead (After)




The low viewpoint adopted for this scene at a busy ship-yard depicts workers dwarfed by the enormous cranes, 'stocks' and pulleys required to build the allied war ships.


History note: From the printed Annual Report, 1919: 'A collection of sixty-six large lithographic prints by Muirhead Bone, Eric Kennington, George Clausen, R.A., Frank Brangwyn, A.R.A., C.R.W. Nevinson, William Rothenstein, Charles Pears, Claude Shepperson, A.S. Hartrick, and other artists, illustrating The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals, have been received from the Ministry of Information, under whose auspices these splendid lithographs were made.'

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Given by the Ministry of Information, 1919

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Method of acquisition: Given (1919) by Ministry of Information


20th Century
Production date: AD 1917


Monochrome print, in black ink only. Blindstamp of Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (George V) as used by HM Government at lower left.

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Accession number: P.14929-R(31)
Primary reference Number: 239849
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Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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