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Saturday 10 February 2024

William Bicknell’s etching, “Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.”, c.1912

William Bicknell (aka William Harry Warren Bicknell; William Henry Warren Bicknell) (1860-1947)

“Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.”, c.1912, a proof-state impression, hand-signed in pencil, showing a view from the upper gallery of the public reading room under the dome of the ceiling.

Etching with drypoint on wove paper (Normandy Vellum?) trimmed with a small margin around the image borderline, pencil-signed and signed in the plate at lower right.

Size: (sheet) 32.6 x 24.8 cm; (image borderline) 31.2 x 21.8 cm.

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (lower right edge) “W H W Bicknell SC”.

Signed in pencil by the artist below the image borderline at right.

Condition: a rich and near faultless impression with small margins in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, stains or foxing.

I am selling this exceptionally rare, pencil-signed etching, showing a grand vision of the Library of Congress from the upper level of the rotunda with light streaming into the building, for AU$334 (currently US$217.97/EUR202.06/GBP172.62 at the time of posting this print) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this seldom seen etching on the art market, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

Note that I have listed another etching by William Bicknell that is currently still available, “Portrait of an Elderly Woman Praying at a Table”, 1914, after Nicolaes Maes (

This print has been sold

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