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 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 a corner of the Houses of Parliament with Westminster Abbey in the distance. It seems from Walcot's etching that congestion in the roads of London is not such a modern phenomenon - there seems to be a gridlock of traffic to the left - and he certainly documents changes taking place with transport - with modern omnibuses running alongside horse-drawn vehicles.
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 9.1 x 12.6 cm and is pencil signed.
A particularly fine print by this celebrated printmaker and in good condition.
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