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A Shipyard Seen from a Big Crane

© estate of Sir Muirhead Bone. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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The drawing for this print was made from the top of a great hammer-headed crane, which can be seen in the print ‘A Fitting-Out Basin’. This view gives an idea of the huge scale of shipbuilding. In Wales, both Pembroke Dockyard and the National Shipyard at Chepstow were used for shipbuilding, although not on this scale. Muirhead Bone was the first appointed official war artist. As one of Britain’s leading draughtsmen, he was renowned for the almost photographic detail he achieved in his drawings.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff




lithograph on paper


H 50.6 x W 40 cm

Accession number

NMW A 13184

Acquisition method

gift from H. M. Ministry of Information, 1919

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