Etching with drypoint. 150 x 250mm (6 x 9¾"), wide margins. A good impression.
A view of the original facade of the Swan and Edgar on the corner of Piccadilly and Piccadilly Circus, prior tp the 1917 Zeppelin raid that damaged the building and neccesitated the rebuild that exists today. Also shown is the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, with the statue of Anteros (popularly known as Eros), still in its original position, before it was moved to Embankment Gardens when work started on the new tube station in 1922. William Walcott R.E (1874 - 1943) was described by Furst as 'next to Brangwyn the greatest decorative etcher this country has produced'. He also etched a view of the 1919 rebuilding.
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