This is one of a few charming little etchings by William Walcot that I am listing from my own personal collection.
Each etching is pencil signed, in excellent antique condition, and beautifully presented.
Each has a new fresh cream-colored mount and a new frame with simple black moulding. Ready to hang on your wall.
The exceptional condition has been taken into account in my pricing.
This little gem of an etching drypoint (with touches of aquatint) is very ethereal in feel.
It shows the magnificent equestrian statue of King Charles I at Charing Cross in London (1633). The statue is now located on a high plinth in the center of a traffic island and marks the spot of the original site of Charing Cross - this was the spot from where all distances to London were once measured.
Walcot shows buildings and features of historical interest and offsets them by adding details of modern life. Here, he adds an open-topped omnibus - which can just be seen in the background turning the corner into The Strand.
The image measures 9.2 x 12.5 cm and is pencil signed.
A particularly fine print by this celebrated printmaker and in such fine condition.
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