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Clifford Addams

1876 - 1942

London County Council Hall under Construction by Clifford Addams

London County Council Hall under Construction   1919

  Original etching and drypoint
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Hausberg 61
S 220 x 297 mm; P & I 174 x 253 mm
Original Clifford Addams etching and drypoint.

Excellent signed proof impression, aside from the normal edition of 75 signed and numbered proofs (erroneously stated as an edition of 100 in Fine Prints of the Year 1931). From the artist’s own personal collection.

Clifford Addams’ initial training as a draughtsman was as apprentice to an architect and his interest in architecture is never more apparent than in this striking image showing the construction of County Hall, then known as London County Council Hall. This imposing building at the southern end of Westminster Bridge is now one of London’s Marriott hotels.

Although Hausberg lists no states for this work, we have been fortunate to acquire the artist’s entire series of working proofs, which show at least four clear stages of development of the plate. This particularly fine proof impression is an example of the completed composition, aside from the normal numbered edition.

On cream laid paper with margins. Very fine original condition.