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    Sale 7594

    Victorian and Traditionalist Pictures

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 8

    William Walcot, R.B.A., R.E. (1874-1943)

    The interior of St. Peter's, Rome

    Price Realised  


    William Walcot, R.B.A., R.E. (1874-1943)
    The interior of St. Peter's, Rome
    signed 'W. Walcot' (lower right)
    oil on board
    46 x 55½ in. (116.8 x 140.9 cm.)

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    William Walcot, the son of an English father and Russian mother, was born near Odessa in 1874. After spending his childhood travelling with his father through Europe and South America he trained at the Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris and later at the Imperial Academy of Art, St. Petersburg. Whilst practising as an architect in Moscow from 1897-1905 he married a lady-in-waiting at the Russian Court. Leaving for England in 1905, Walcot moved to London where the Fine Art Society exhibited his work, and commissioned him to produce a series of views of European cities, including London, Venice and Rome; he also painted in New York, India and Egypt.

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    David Longden
    Anonymous Sale; Christie's, London, July 12 1974.
    with The Fine Art Society Ltd., London, November 1978, no. 6318
    with Kurt Schon Ltd., New Orleans.

    Saleroom Notice

    The description for this lot should read `oil on board' and not as printed in the catalogue.


    British Trade Exhibition, Buenos Aires, 1931, Southport, 1933
    Exeter Museums and Art Gallery (Royal Albert Memorial Museum) William Walcot (1874-1943), An exhibition of his etchings and paintings 1971, no 61.