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William Walcot

1874 – 1943

Old St. Pancras Town Hall, London by William Walcot

Old St. Pancras Town Hall, London   1937

  Original etching with drypoint, roulette work and aquatint.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Harvey-Lee 178
S 210 x 300 mm; P 166 x 251 mm; I 150 x 250 mm
Original William Walcot etching with drypoint, roulette work and aquatint.

Excellent signed proof impression, printed with considerable plate tone. From the only edition.

William Walcot’s superb architectural etchings of London, such as this view of the Euston Road, with the entrance to the St. Pancras Station Hotel at the left of the image and old St. Pancras Town Hall to the right, have always been the most sought-after of his works. Here, he has combined architectural accuracy with an impressionistic representation of the busy London streets to create a vivacious scene, true to life. Indeed, William Walcot’s extraordinary ability to suggest moving people in a flurry of etched or drypoint lines is without comparison in modern British etching.

Commissioned by Sir Valentine Crittall, this plate was issued under the title Changing London - Euston Road at St. Pancras.

On cream wove paper with margins. Faint time tone verso, otherwise very fine condition.