Sanders presents a collection of rare, unusual and outright strange prints and portraits relating to the famous University City.
Amassed over recent years this collection of prints is a rare opportunity to view and purchase seldom seen and previously un-catalogued material depicting Town and Gown.
Not only do all of the prints and drawings portray our historic city, many of these artworks were made and published within the city walls as well. Among this collection of over 250 prints, maps and books is a scarce group of etchings by William Mathews, Priviligatus as sculptor in Aedes, literally meaning â€˜In house engraverâ€™ to the Press. Alongside the original drawings for a number of photographic caricatures; an Oxford speciality.
Other items of particular interest include all three large-scale works after the famous paintings by J.M.W.Turner, the originals of which hang in the Ashmolean Museum. And a very rare large mezzotint print depicting his Royal Highness the Prince Regentâ€™s visit to the University in 1814.
There will also be two very unusual maps on show, possibly the largest Oxfordshire map ever, standing at over six feet tall and five feet wide, we've yet to see a local map that matches it in size or detail, coupled with an uncommon relief map of the city and itâ€™s environs.