A General View of the City of Oxford | Vue Generale de La Ville d'Oxford

Method Copper engraving with hand colouring
Artist James Green
Published I. Green delin et sculp. London printed for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No. 53 in Fleet Street, as the act directs 10 August 1773.
Dimensions Image 320 x 472 mm, Plate 328 x 492 mm, Sheet 348 x 508 mm
Notes An uncommon, separately published, general view of Oxford from the South, looking over Hinksey. This separately published prospect of the city is rather naive in comparison to its contemporaries, with the Radcliffe Camera dominating the skyline and the panorama strangely balanced with the city centre to the left of the image

James Green (1729-1759) was an engraver, painter, and draughtsman. Working in Oxford in the mid-18th century, he was a pupil of the eldest Basire. In 1756 he became the engraver to the University of Oxford and in the following year, engraver to the Society of Antiquaries. He died at just 30 year of age, at which point he was succeeded by his brother Benjamin.

Condition: Original hand colouring. Dirt-staining, creasing, and surface abrasion to image. Chips, tears, and creasing to margins and platemark. Crayon, old adhesive, and offsetting from manuscript in old hand on verso.
Framing mounted
Price £500.00
Stock ID 51210

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