Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson A.R.A. (British, 1889-1946) Waterloo Bridge from a Savoy Window Etching with drypoint printed with tone, 1925, on laid, signed in pencil, from the edition of 75, with margins, 275 x 350mm (10 3/4 x 13 3/4in)(PL) unframed
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Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson A.R.A. (British, 1889-1946) Waterloo Bridge from a Savoy Window Etching with drypoint printed with tone, 1925, on laid, signed in pencil, from the edition of 75, with margins, 275 x 350mm (10 3/4 x 13 3/4in)(PL) unframed
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Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson A.R.A. (British, 1889-1946)
Waterloo Bridge from a Savoy Window (Guichard 49)
Etching with drypoint printed with tone, 1925, on laid, signed in pencil, from the edition of 75, with margins, 275 x 350mm (10 3/4 x 13 3/4in)(PL) (unframed)

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  • 'Waterloo Bridge from a Savoy Window' proved very popular with the public. "Old Waterloo Bridge, demolished in 1938-1939, appears several times in Nevinson's prints of the 1920s. In 1924 he was appalled by a proposal to have the bridge widened, describing it as 'the most beautiful bridge in the world...Widen it and you destroy its proportion. Destroy its proportion and you destroy its beauty', a surprising attitude for an ex-Futurist who had once advocated that all that was traditional and hallowed in British society ought to be swept away."

    Michael J. K. Walsh, ed., A dilemma of English Modernism: Visual and Verbal Politics in the life and work of C.R.W. Nevinson (1889-1946), (New Jersey: Associated University Presses, 2007), 128.
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