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William Walcot

1874 – 1943

Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square by William Walcot

Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square   1919

  Original etching with drypoint.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Dickins 55; Harvey-Lee 78
S 233 x 297 mm; P & I 91 x 126 mm
Excellent impression, carefully inked to produce exceptional tonal range. Signed proof from the only edition of 175 proofs for the United Kingdom and 75 for America.

This beautifully worked etching shows William Walcot at his best. Here we have the superb architectural draughtsmanship, the distinctive impressionistic handling and all of the effects of the hustle and bustle of daily life compressed together into one small etching of remarkable intensity. A miniature masterpiece in its own right, this remains one of William Walcot’s finest plates.

On cream laid F J Head paper, with the 1919 rose blindstamp, with full margins and deckle edge. Generally very good original condition.