William Nicholson - Sandwich Man (Trafalgar Square)
Lithographic transfer of the hand-coloured woodcut by William Nicholson. Published by William Heinemann as part of the Popular Edition of London Types, 1898.
Image size: 10" x 9". Mounted: 15 3/4" x 14 1/2"
Generally very good condition throughout.
Nicholson (1872-1949) was paid the princely sum of £5.00 by Heinemann for each woodcut and a further sixpence for colouring those in the De luxe edition (of which he is said to have been capable of finishing thirty to forty a day). The poet and critic W.E. Henley was commissioned to compose an accompanying verse. First published in November 1898, the Popular edition of London Types had to be reprinted more or less straight away.