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William Monk RE (1863-1937) - Late 19th Century Etching, Selby Abbey Market



A fine etching by William Monk (1863-1937) Showing a view of Selby Abbey with a street market in front. Crowds of people converse with vendors and make purchases. The artist has signed in pencil to the lower right edge outside of the plate lines. The artist's signature can also be seen in plate at the bottom right corner.

The print has been presented in a glazed, Hogarth style frame with a n off-white card mount.

On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. The frame is in fine condition.


17 x 23.7cm (6.7" x 9.3")
Framed Size: 32.6 x 38.5cm (12.8" x 15.2")

Collection Information

This fine selection of Monk's work includes classic examples of his well-known London architectural views, as well as landscapes including Yorkshire and Edinburgh. All have been handsomely presented and carefully framed.

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Artist Biography

William Monk was a painter and topographical printmaker, born in Chester. He studied at the Antwerp Royal Academy, Belgium. His architectural views included locations such as London, New York, Eton, Winchester and Durham. Monk was elected an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 1894 and a full member in 1899. He was a prolific exhibitor showing at the Grosvenor Gallery, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, International Society of Sculptors, Painters & Gravers, Walker Art Gallery, Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Arts and Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. He was also a member of the Society of Graver-Printmakers in Colour and acted as Vice-President shortly before his death.

Examples of his work are held in the collections of the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Imperial War Museum. He is best remembered for his annual 'Calendarium Londinense' (The London Almanack) which contained a 12-month calendar with one of Monk's engravings of the capital. Monk left London in 1933 and returned to his native Chester where he died 4 years later. In 2013, the 150th anniversary of the artist's birth was marked at the city's Grosvenor Museum with the exhibition 'A Vision of England: Etchings by William Monk'.

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Code qd782
Artist William Monk RE (1863-1937)
Date Late 19th Century
Dimensions 17 x 23.7cm
Framed Yes
Medium Etching
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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