Brunkebergstorg, Stockholm

WAG 1039


Bone was the son of journalist David Drummond Bone (1841 - 1911) and his wife Elizabeth Millar Crawford (1847 - 1886). He originally trained as an architect, but began printmaking in 1897. He attended evening classes at Glasgow School of Art and was self-taught as an etcher. His first known print was a lithograph, although he is better known for his etchings and drypoints, usually produced in relatively small editions with the plates reworked through various states. His main subject matter was landscape, but he also focused on architectural images, often of construction and demolition sites, conveying the ideas of urban change and industrialisation.