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William Walcot R.E., Hon.R.I.B.A.  
(Odessa 1874 – 1943 Ditchling, Sussex)

The Quadrangle, Bart’s Hospital

The Quadrangle, Bart’s Hospital | William Walcot | Etching, drypoint & aquatint, 1938 | Elizabeth harvey-Lee | E H-L 179

The Quadrangle, Bart’s Hospital
EH-L 179. 152 x 254 mm. Etching, drypoint & aquatint, 1938.
Signed in pencil in the blank strip at the foot of the plate. A fine impression, printed in brown-black ink with plate tone, on cream wove paper. 


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Commissioned by Sir Valentine Crittall for Christmas 1938. Selected perhaps because the previous year the George V block, designed by Lodge (and with Ctrittall windows?) replaced the south block of Gibb’s 18th century building erected when William Hogarth was a governor.

The oldest hospital in London, St Bartholomew’s was founded on its present site in West Smithfield in 1123. An important teaching hospital, medical students were first recorded there in 1662, though probably go back further. In 1900 the medical school became part of London University.

Other titles, all London views generally with a new building, commissioned by the Crittall family are:

All except The Circus are included in the exhibition.