A quick write up of Australian artist Thomas H Bone. None of the picture/photos are mine and I have attempted to provide links to source material.

Thomas Henry Bone

1901 to 1953

Artist - drawings, watercolour, landscapes and figurative paintings

Arts Teacher / Instructor

Movements: Australia and in 1950 Europe & America

Member Of: Councillor of the Royal South Australia Society of Art

 

Full Name: Thomas Henry Bone
(also know as Tom Bone, Thomas H. Bone, T. H. Bone)

Birthplace: Eaglehawk  (Bendigo, Victoria)

Father: Albert Bone
Mother: Harriett Bone (nee Willis)
Grandfather (mother): Thomas Willis
Grandfather (father): Henry Bone

Wife: Doris Alberta Bone (nee Davidson)
Married: 1931

Children: 2 Daughters, Merna and Glenda

 

Father In Law: Mr H Davidson

Uncle: Mr T. Bone

 

Died: 1953, June 14th in Horsham, Victoria

 

Residence at time of death was: 12 Dunstan Avenue, Kensington Park. Adelaide, South Australia

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/93941652

 

Traveled over sea for a working holiday, March to September, in 1950. Europe and America.

Traveled out on the SS Orontes

Painted in Southern England, Amberley, Clovelly Polperro, Devon, had caravan issues then to America seeing New York and Niagara (Falls??).

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/47835091

SS Orontes - http://www.shipsandharbours.com/picture/number2916.asp

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/56064045

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/55849324

 

Buried: Enfield Memorial Park Cemetery, South Australia

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/48267940

 

Mr Thomas H. Bone of Kensington Gardens Adelaide

Died aged 52, Jun 14th 1953 at Wimmera Base Hospital, Horsham

Took ill on Wednesday while travelling from Adelaide to Melbourne.

Survived by Wife and two daughters, aged 13 and 18.

Funeral held Adelaide on Tuesday, 16th June 1953.

Won a Victorian Government art scholarship valued at 300.

Received his art training in Victoria under Mr. Arthur Woodward.

In 1925 left his post as an art instructor in Victoria to make his home in SA

Won the gold medal award in the SA Centenary Exhibition for the best exhibit in the fine arts section.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/48257861

 

External Affairs Department, Canberra - S.A. artist's works for overseas offices.

List of the paintings and purchase prices: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/43779481

 

Picture of artist and info about paintings purchased by Dipolomatic

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/129909966

1948 recieved national recognition with 6 of his watercolours were bought by the Department of External Affairs in Canberra

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/48257861


 

 

 

ADELAIDE ARTIST THOMAST H. BONE, who is holding an exhibition of his paintings a the

Authenaeum Gallery, was oblivious of the busy passing traffic as he completed a water colour of Collins street.

From: THE ARGUS (Melbourne newspaper) - Thur 28 April 1949

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/22725190

 

 

River View

Watercolour

11 x 13 inch

 

Picture From: Find Art Info

http://www.findartinfo.com/english/art-pictures/5/2/0/Watercolor/page/23408.html

 

The Country Track

Watercolour

10 x 12.5

 

Picture From: Find Art Info

http://www.findartinfo.com/english/art-pictures/1/2/0/Watercolor/page/26069.html

 

Australian Landscape

Watercolour

13 x 15 inch

 

Picture From: Find Art Info

http://www.findartinfo.com/english/art-pictures/7/2/0/Watercolor/page/23408.html

 

 

Mt Abrupt, Dunkeld
1946

Watercolour

 

Picture From:

The Chaffcutter (Acheron, Victoria)

1946

Watercolour

31 x 37cm

 

Picture From: Art Record

https://www.artrecord.com/index.cfm/artist/11756-bone-thomas-henry/medium/2-works-on-paper/

Grand House in the Country

Watercolour

35 x 41 cm

 

Picture From: Leonard Joel Auction House

https://auctions.leonardjoel.com.au/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=LJW8097+3106+&refno=40373048

 

 

Gums at Newsey Vale'

34 x 23 cm

 

Picture From: Antiques Reporter

https://www.antiquesreporter.com.au/index.cfm/lot/339435-thomas-bone-1901-53-australian-gums-at-newsey-vale-watercolour-3/?prices=1

 

 

The Courtyard

Watercolour

32.5 x 36.5 cm

 

Picture From:Theodore Bruce Auctions

http://arts.theodorebruceauctions.com.au/custom_asp/fullcatalogue.asp?salelot=AA6114++++12+&refno=++113556&saletype=

 

 

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Yarra Bank

Watercolour

21 x 36.5cm

Description: Painting of the Yarra River. Melbournes skyline can be seen in the background.

 

Picture From: Antiques Reporter

https://www.antiquesreporter.com.au/index.cfm/lot/413418-thomas-henry-bone-1901-53-australia-yarra-bank-signed-thomas-h-b/?prices=1

 

 

Australia

Street Scene

 

Picture From: Antiques Reporter

https://www.antiquesreporter.com.au/index.cfm/lot/413421-thomas-henry-bone-1901-53-australia-signed-thomas-h-bone-lower-r/?prices=1

 

 

Gums, Morning Light

Watercolour

26.5 x 34.5 cm

Description: 6 Gums in morning light

 

Picture From:

https://www.antiquesreporter.com.au/index.cfm/lot/1037023-thomas-henry-bone-1901-1953-gums-morning-light-watercolour-signe

 

Unknown

Watercolour

Description: Shed or Workshop

 

Picture From:  Private

Unknown

Watercolour

Description: Tree on lane or track

 

Picture From: Private

 

The Workshop

Watercolour

26 x 32 cm

 

Picture From: Antiques Reporter

https://www.antiquesreporter.com.au/index.cfm/lot/373246-thomas-henry-bone-1901-1953-australia-the-workshop-watercolour-s

 

Second Valley

Watercolour

28 x 18cm

 

Picture From: Antiques Reporter

https://www.antiquesreporter.com.au/index.cfm/lot/339436-thomas-bone-1901-53-australian-second-valley-watercolour-28-x-18/?prices=1

 

 

Street Scene

Watercolour

 

Picture From:

 

Jonas' Fruit Shop, Melbourne
1946

Watercolour

 

From: Find Art Info

http://www.findartinfo.com/english/price-info/1337546/jonas39-fruit-shop-melbourne.html

Flinders Rangers

Watercolour, 26 x 32 cm

 

Picture From: Leonard Joel Auction House

https://auctions.leonardjoel.com.au/custom_asp/searchresults.asp?st=D&ps=60&pg=13&sale_no=LJW8177

 

 

Docked Boats

Watercolour, 31.5 x 37cm

 

From Leonard Joel Auction House

https://auctions.leonardjoel.com.au/custom_asp/searchresults.asp?st=D&ps=60&pg=13&sale_no=LJW8177

Farmyard, Devon

Watercolour

 

Hamilton Gallery

Location: Hamilton, Victoria

http://www.hamiltongallery.org/collection/detail.asp?Artist_LastName=b&Artist_Name=Thomas+Bone&AccNumber=1416

 

 

 

The Pyrenees

Watercolour

 

Hamilton Gallery

Location: Hamilton, Victoria

http://www.hamiltongallery.org/collection/detail.asp?Artist_LastName=b&Artist_Name=Thomas+Bone&AccNumber=1431

 

Old Police Barracks

Watercolour

 

Hamilton Gallery

Location: Hamilton, Victoria

http://www.hamiltongallery.org/collection/detail.asp?Artist_LastName=b&Artist_Name=Thomas+Bone&AccNumber=1481

 

 

 

Churchyard

Watercolour

 

Hamilton Gallery

Location: Hamilton, Victoria

http://www.hamiltongallery.org/collection/detail.asp?Artist_LastName=b&Artist_Name=Thomas+Bone&AccNumber=1975.007

 

English Cottage

Watercolour

26 x 33 cm

Year: guess 1950

 

From Leonard Joel Auction House

https://auctions.leonardjoel.com.au/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=LJW8210+3075+&refno=40517200&saletype=

 

 

Sources:

http://www.findartinfo.com/english/list-prices-by-artist/479680/thomas-h-bone.html

http://www.findartinfo.com/english/list-prices-by-artist/198523/thomas-henry-bone.html

http://www.hamiltongallery.org/collection/keyword-list.asp?Keyword=thomas+bone

https://auctions.leonardjoel.com.au/custom_asp/searchresults.asp?st=D&ps=60&pg=13&sale_no=LJW8177

https://www.antiquesreporter.com.au/index.cfm/search/?keyword=thomas+bone&at=2&show=0&Submit=Search

 

 

 

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