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William Monk

1863 - 1937

Strand Mortuary by William Monk

Strand Mortuary  

  Original etching.
Signed in the plate.
S 426 x 345 mm; P 275 x 202 mm; I 254 x 180 mm
Particularly fine artist’s proof impression, aside from the normal edition.

There is an almost Dickensian air to this morbid scene as a corpse is carried through the streets of London to the mortuary. Unlike the majority of William Monk’s heavily worked topographical etchings, Strand Mortuary succeeds in bridging the divide between the Victorian era and early 20th century etching. It is, undoubtedly, one of the artist’s most significant etched works.

On cream wove paper with full margins and deckle edge. Very good original condition.