Charing Cross -- The Statue of Charles I. 1919. Etching with aquatint and drypoint. 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 (sheet 9 1/8 x 11 3/8). A fine proof with tonal wiping, printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. $750.
Charing Cross is located at the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street in Central London, England. The name originates from the Eleanor cross put there by King Edward I as a memorial to his wife, Eleanor of Castile at the former hamlet of Charing. Since 1675 the site of the cross has been occupied by a statue of King Charles I mounted on a horse. The pedestal is thought to be designed by Wren and carved by Grinling Gibbons.
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