Colour woodcut on thick wove paper, full margins. Edition of 12, plus 2 Artist’s Proofs. Signed in pencil.
Émile Antoine Verpilleux was born in London of a French father and a Scottish mother, he was educated in France and at the Académie des Beaux Arts in Antwerp. He developed his own highly original techniques for producing a subtle gradation of colour to obtain atmospheric effects. His prints are rare, as they were produced typically in editions of 12. The Woolworth Building from City Hall is arguably his most accomplished and iconic print, and characteristic of his style in which the principal subject is shown in pale silhouette, with the black block used in the foreground.