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Mystery Solved (Thanks, mp.kunst): original etching by listed artist William Walcot

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    Posted 7 months ago

    freiheit
    (1184 items)

    I found these two pictures today. Somehow they spoke to me but I would like to find out more about them before I put them on my walls (or maybe not).

    Both pictures are images of a big city. One of the images shows buildings still under construction. I would guess that the place is somewhere in North America and the time might have been 1930-1940's. I don't recognize neither the buildings nor the cars but somehow the images have a Art Deco feeling. Allthogh the pictures seem to have been executed with quite some technical skill, I wouldn't say that they are very creative.

    I was tempted to open up the frame to see if there is more information but so far I have resisted this urge. I don't even know if the tow pictures are prints or etchings. The paper seems to be of good quality and there is a raised border visible around the images.

    Both pictures are signed in pencil but I can not figure out what the name is.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 7 months ago
      Your first pic shows what looks like a British Phone Booth bottom left corner??
      Stuff
    2. mp.kunst mp.kunst, 7 months ago
      All the answers to your questions:

      https://www.loveantiques.com/antique-art/etchings/original-etching-london-signed-by-listed-artist-william-walcot-re-honriba-(1874-%E2%80%93-1943)-marsham-street-westminster-1936-108838
    3. mp.kunst mp.kunst, 7 months ago
      And this is number two:

      https://chrisbeetles.com/artwork/6942/a-corner-of-berkeley-square
    4. mp.kunst mp.kunst, 7 months ago
      For the first web address, you must copy the entire address or use this website:

      https://elizabethharvey-lee.com/exhibitions/walcot/walcot31_marsham_street.htm
    5. freiheit freiheit, 7 months ago
      OMG! yougottahavestuff, you spotted the phone booth! I was looking on the wrong continent! Thanks for your observation and comment!
    6. freiheit freiheit, 7 months ago
      You solved the mystery, mp.kunst!
      Thank you so much for your help! I would have never, ever found the artist! How did you get this so fast figured out?
      Gudrun
    7. freiheit freiheit, 7 months ago
      Thanks so much for the love, vetraio50:)
    8. freiheit freiheit, 7 months ago
      Thanks for the love, Jenni:)
    9. freiheit freiheit, 7 months ago
      Many thanks for loving my items, AnythingObscure and fortapache:)
    10. freiheit freiheit, 7 months ago
      Also many thanks, Brunswick and kyratango :)
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
      I don't want to open links - what was the mystery solved here?
    12. freiheit freiheit, 7 months ago
      Hi Mary, I didn't know who made these two etchings, mainly because I couldn't read the signature and I was looking for the images in the US, but they are in England. No wonder I couldn't find them.
      From Wikipedia:

      "William Walcot RE (10 March 1874 ā€“ 21 May 1943) was a British architect graphic artist and etcher, notable as a practitioner of refined Art Nouveau (Style Moderne) in Moscow, Russia. His trademark Lady's Head keystone ornament became the easily recognisable symbol of Russian Style Moderne. In 1920sā€“1930s, he concentrated on graphic art and was praised as the best architectural draftsman in London..."

      I opened the links. They seem to be safe.
    13. freiheit freiheit, 6 months ago
      Thanks so much for stopping by and loving my pictures, Mrstyndall, Manikin, and blunderbuss2 :)
    14. freiheit freiheit, 6 months ago
      Many thanks for the love, ho2cultcha and Elisabethan :)

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