William Monk (1863 – 1937) William Monk first studied art in his native Chester at Albion House. He then completed his education at the Royal Academy in Antwerp. In total, William Monk created slightly over one hundred original etchings during his career: most being views of London, New York, Eton, Winchester and Durham. He was elected a full member of the Royal Engravers in 1899. Museums that purchased his etchings and paintings in the early twentieth century include the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the War Museum, London.