Walcot R.E., Hon.R.I.B.A.
1874 – 1943 Ditchling, Sussex)
The Quadrangle, Bart’s Hospital
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.
Information about the Print
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.
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.
titles, all London views generally with a new
building, commissioned by the Crittall family
Street (EH-L 163), 1931
Arch (EH-L 164), c1931, but perhaps 1930 or
Thames from Southwark Bridge (EH-L 167), 1932
Circus, Piccadilly (EH-L 169), 1933
of Berkeley Square (EH-L 175), 1935
Street, Westminster (EH-L 176), 1936
London-Euston Road at St Pancras (EH-L 178),
All except The
Circus are included in the exhibition.