The shell bone script of character Front is
The left one: the outside is character Walk (Post 96)
the bottom is Boat (Post 117)
The big seal script of the character is
is Foot, the bottom
A foot in front of moving boat means Front. 《象形字典》- Dictionary of Pictography explanation: Boat tracker pulls the boat upstream.
I don't agree with this explanation because 3000+ ago, there was no big boat, no boat trackers needed to pull the boat. The boatman normally stands in the bow of the boat, uses a pole to control the boat. So the position of the boatman is the front of the boat.
Small seal script of the character is
The clerical script of the character is
The song typeface of the character is
Same as the clerical script.
The pinyin of the character 前 is Qian2.