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ETCHING OF USS DELAWARE - THE LARGEST BATTLESHIP IN THE WORLD WHEN SHE WAS BUILT
(William, 1874-1943, RBA, RSPE, RIBA, Architectural Painter, War Artist and Etcher)
Fine drypoint etching, signed 'W Walcot' in pencil,
showing the USS Delaware, loaned for service with Great Britain in the North Sea, at the review by George V of the Grand Fleet, at Rosyth, 22nd July 1918, with a submarine in the foreground and the Forth Bridge looming behind, in Walcot's impressionist style, engraved surface 3½" x 4¾" in a framed and glazed mount 8¾" x 11¾", [Rosyth, 22nd July
When the Delaware, 20,380 tons, was launched in 1909 she was briefly the largest warship in the World. She was one of 6 American ships sent to Scapa Flow in 1917, 4 to remain on battle stations at any one time.
In the 1920s and 1930s Walcot, born in Odessa to an English father and Russian mother, was the most prominent architectural draughtsman in Britain, combining a light pencil outline with impressionist colour.
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