|Artist||James Basire II after Edward Dayes|
|Dimensions||Image 315 x 447 mm, Sheet 557 x 479 mm|
The full sheet of the 'Oxford Almanack' for 1800.
The Printing House, now the Clarendon Building, on the left, the Sheldonian Theatre to the right, and next to it the Ashmolean Museum, now the Museum of the History of Science.
James Basire II (1769 - 1822) was a British engraver. His work is similar in style to that of his father, the engraver James Basire I (1730-1802). His apprentices included Henry Le Keux (1787 - 1868), who engraved the Oxford Almanacks between 1832 and 1839.
Edward Dayes (1763 - 1804) was a British painter and engraver. Having studied under William Pether, he exhibited topographical views at the Royal Academy from 1786 until his death. He also was an exhibitor at the Society of Artists. The master of Thomas Girtin, his influence can be seen in the early drawings of J. M. W. Turner. Draughtsman to the Duke of York, Dayes engraved at least four plates in mezzotint, one after George Morland, another after John Raphael Smith, and two humorous scenes called 'Rustic Courtship' and 'Polite Courtship'. He wrote an 'Excursion through Derbyshire and Yorkshire,' 'Essays on Painting; Instructions for Drawing and Colouring Landscapes', and 'Professional Sketches of Modem Artists'.
Condition: Trimmed within plate mark, but full image and calendar present. Horizontal crease running just above calendar. Some discolouration and foxing to sheet on verso