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William Monk (1863-1937) - Framed 19th Century Etching, Traveller's Caravan

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Description

A caravan rests on a Victorian street in the original etching from William Monk.

With plate lines.

Signed in graphite.

Presented in a glazed and gilded frame with molded detailing and a mountboard.

On wove.

Condition

The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. There is some mountburn and foxing to the mountboard.

Size

24.2 x 34.3cm (9.5" x 13.5")
Framed Size: 39.3 x 48.6cm (15.5" x 19.1")

Artist Biography

Painter and topographical printmaker born in Chester the son of a gun maker. He studied in Chester and 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 Abbey Gallery, Baillie Gallery, Beaux Arts Gallery, Fine Art Society, 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, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and Walker's Gallery. 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. It was published annually from 1903 until 2004. 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'.

More Information
Code qb577
Artist William Monk (1863-1937)
Date 19th Century
Dimensions 24.2 x 34.3cm
Medium Etching
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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