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 coloured mount and a new frame with a 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 shows the fabulous Playfair gallery building, the Royal Scottish Academy - which is located on the junction of Princes Street and the Mound in Edinburgh.
This print comes from a small series of five etchings made by Walcot called "The Edinburgh Set". They were issued in 1918 and only had 75 published.
Walcot has shown the front portico which is topped with the massive sculpture of the young Queen Victoria which was created by the Scottish sculptor, Sir John Steell. In such a small scale - he has certainly caught the grandeur of this fine Classical building. To the left-hand side, we see the fine Georgian buildings on Princes Street and lots of Edwardian ladies and gentlemen hurrying about attending to their daily business and of course, shopping.
A particularly fine print by this celebrated printmaker and in such fine condition.