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William Walcot

1874 – 1943

Whitehall - with the Cenotaph by William Walcot

Whitehall - with the Cenotaph   1924

  Original etching with drypoint.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Dickins 88; Harvey-Lee 120
S 242 x 309 mm; P 115 x 151 mm; I 97 x 143 mm
Original William Walcot etching with drypoint.

Excellent signed proof impression from the only edition of 150 signed proofs.

Whitehall is essentially the heart of English government and is at the centre of some of London's most famous pageantry. The Cenotaph, seen standing amidst the traffic with its wreath motif, is the most important war memorial in the land; to the right lies Downing Street, home to the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer; behind lies the Horse Guards where The Mounting of the Guard takes place daily; beyond are the towers of the Palace of Westminster, better known as the House of Parliament, whilst to either side of the view lie the many offices of the Civil Service and various government departments. Many of England's most important public ceremonies involve procession along the length of this historic road which William Walcot shows on a normal day when it serves as a busy thoroughfare.

On cream wove paper, with the 1924 rose blindstamp, with full margins and deckle edge. Very fine original condition.