The Admiralty (From the London Set) by David Young Cameron

The Admiralty (From the London Set) by David Young Cameron

The Admiralty (From the London Set)

David Young Cameron

Title

The Admiralty (From the London Set)

 
Artist
Year
1899  
Technique
etching with drypoint 
Image Size
7 13/16 x 5 3/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower left; initialled in plate, lower left image 
Edition Size
35 plus proofs 
Annotations
initailled in plate, lower left image 
Reference
Rinder 293; Wedmore 122; Grolier Exhibition 142. 
Paper
antique-white laid 
State
i/i, published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20780 
Price
$500.00 
Description

This scarce etching of the is the fifth of twelve images in Cameron's 'London Set', done in an edition of 35. This image was printed in a single state.

David Young Cameron depicts the facade of the Ripley Building, the entrance to the Admiralty House in London, described as "... a moderately proportioned mansion to the south of the Ripley Building, built in the late 18th century as the residence of the First Lord of the Admiralty. It served that purpose until 1964. Winston Churchill was one of its occupants.

It lacks its own entrance from Whitehall and is entered through the Ripley Building. It is a three-story building in yellow brick with neoclassical interiors. Its rear facade faces directly onto Horse Guards Parade. The architect was Samuel Pepys Cockerell. There are now three ministerial flats in the building, which were unoccupied in 2012."