Calendarium Londinense or the London Almanack for the Year 1919. The War Office.
Etched image, 180 x 250mm (7 x 9¾"), with calendar underneath, sheet 400 x 290mm (15¾ x 12").
View of William Young's neo-baroque War Office building at night with a full moon and the anti-aircraft searchlights, a gun carriage in the foreground. After the abolition of the War Office, the building continued to be used by the Ministry of Defence, but was recently sold and is being converted into a luxury hotel. Very atmospheric. An issue of 'Monk's Calendar', a publication for print collectors founded in 1902 by William Monk (1863-1937) and published yearly until the year 2004.
[Ref: 36790] £180.00