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William Monk RE (1863-1937) - 1898 Watercolour, Riding On Hampstead Heath



A thickly lined etching showing a view of Hampstead Heath in London. A horse and rider can be seen galloping across the park in the middle ground. The artist has signed and dated in plate in the lower right corner and also signed outside the plate lines in pencil in the lower right corner.

The print has been presented in a glazed, Hogarth style frame with an 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.


16.9 x 24.6cm (6.7" x 9.7")
Framed Size: 32.9 x 39.2cm (13" x 15.4")

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 qd778
Artist William Monk RE (1863-1937)
Date 1898
Dimensions 16.9 x 24.6cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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