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

The Sacred Fair, Egypt

The Sacred Fair | William Walcot | Drypoint with Etching & Aquating | Elizabeth harvey-Lee | E H-L 42

The Sacred Fair, Egypt
E H-L  42. 160 x 228 mm. Etching with drypoint and aquatint, c.1918.
Signed in pencil. Published by H C Dickins, 1919. Edition of 51. A fine impression on F J Head & Co watermarked cream laid paper.


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Additional Information about the Print

An impression was included in Walcot’s one-man show at James Connell (Bond St.) in April 1918.

The catalogue note by Marius Ivor comments that in ancient times all fairs were essentially religious festivals involving both spectacle and the donation of tributes.
“Maspero records oven shaped granaries - and some are depicted here. Sacred Fair is an artist’s inspired tribute to the work of the brilliant Frenchman who has invested the study of ancient Egypt with a new spirit.”

In the Introduction to the catalogue Ivor noted with regard to Walcot’s ‘living’ recreations of ancient times
“Archaeology is history; art is experience, and must always have a reference to the modernity of the past.”
Also included in the Fine Art Society mixed show of etchings, 1923.