The Victorian Clock Tower’

By BUHOT, Félix, 1892 

The Victoria Clock Tower.

British Isles
  • Author: BUHOT, Félix
  • Publication date: 1892.
  • Physical description: Etching, drypoint, printed in black.
  • Dimensions: Image: 235 by 160mm (9.25 by 6.25 inches). Sheet: 380 by 265mm (15 by 10.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 12353

Notes

Buhot’s print of the Houses of Parliament and the Clock Tower. Although the print is titled The Victoria Clock Tower’, the name is slightly mysterious. Although the Victoria Tower was suggested as a name for either the Bell or the Clock Tower in the nineteenth century when Parliament was rebuilt, the nickname of Big Ben became so popular that the idea was abandoned. Instead, the tower at the south west corner was renamed in honour of Queen Victoria during her Diamond Jubilee in 1897, but that was five years after the print was made. 

Provenance

Artist’s signature.