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William Walcot

1874 1943

Charing Cross - The Statue of King Charles I by William Walcot
 

Charing Cross - The Statue of King Charles I   1919

  Original etching with drypoint and aquatint.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Dickins 56; Harvey-Lee 79
S 232 x 292 mm; P & I 92 x 125 mm
475
 
Original William Walcot etching with drypoint and aquatint.

Very fine signed proof impression printed with delicate plate tone. From the only edition of 175 proofs for the United Kingdom and 75 for America.

The equestrian statue shown in this etching is a monument to King Charles I, made by Le Sueur in 1633. The statue stands on a traffic island on the original site of Charing Cross and marks the point from which all distances to London were once measured. In the background an open-top double-decker bus can be seen turning the corner of The Strand.

On cream laid paper, with the 1919 rose blindstamp, with wide margins. Time tone in outer margins, otherwise very fine condition.