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

The Trial of David III before Edward I, Parliament of Shrewsbury, 1283

The Trial of David III | William Walcot | Etching & Aquating | Elizabeth harvey-Lee | E H-L 173]

The Trial of David III before Edward I, Parliament of Shrewsbury, 1283
E H-L 173. 199 x 236 mm. Etching and aquatint, 1934.
Shropshire Historical Pageant & Tercentenary Performances of Milton’s Masque of “Comus” at Ludlow Castle Pl.4. Signed in pencil. Edition of 51. One of the three Walcot subjects from the Pageant of Ludlow, 1934. A fine impression, printed with plate tone, on wove paper.


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Walcot, who had Shropshire connections, and his close friend Frank Brangwyn, instigated the tercentenary anniversary revival of Milton’s masque Comus (which had been first performed on Michaelmas night at Ludlow Castle in 1634) augmented by a pageant of selected historical events that had taken place in the county.

A portfolio published privately to subscribers by J. Walcot Burton, 1934, recorded the performances, July 2-7. It was illustrated with six etchings (three by Walcot and three by Brangwyn), with an Introduction written by John Drinkwater, author of the pageant episodes.

Walcot also etched Plate 2 The British Chief Caractacus pleading his Case before the Roman General Osterius in 50AD (EH-L 172) and Plate 5 The Departure of the Boy King Edward V from Ludlow for London in 1483 (EH-L 174).

Brangwyn etched Pl.1 Midnight Revels of Comus, Pl.3 Death of St. Milberga & Pl.6 Philip Sydney leaving LudlowCastle.