Just viewing the wonderful drawing of Leviathan which is a style I've known all my life and the artist has influenced me throughout my illustrative career - which is over a long period. I think the name in the corner is Bone which would mean more than likely Sir Muirhead Bone who had a long career as an artist and a war artist of the 1st and 2nd world wars.
Thanks for posting and have you anymore examples of this artists work? I have quite a few examples from his illustrations in the London Illustrated News.
With a name like 'Muirhead Bone', could he have been Scottish, or of Scottish origin, Edgar? I have come across quite a few Bones with posh Christian names in Glasgow (and not in the Necropolis, I hasten to add!). Fine drawing indeed. Donald
Born in Glasgow (some sources has Partick, but that is perhaps close by?) on 23rd March 1876, went to Glasgow School of Art and set up as "art master" in Ayr, but a lack of pupils forced him to move to London in 1901. Died in Oxford 21st October 1953. Stein.
Thanks, Stein. Just what I thought. Partick is a district in Glasgow, not far from the Clyde, and well-known to sailors who had their homes there. It also had a strong colony of Gaelic-speakers from Lewis. It is close to Glasgow University and many a time I walked through it on my daily pilgrimage along Dumbarton Road and then up Byres Road....to classes at the uni. Thank you very much for the information. Donald