Ancient Library of Christ Church

Method Copper engraving
Artist Joseph Skelton after John Gooch
Published [Published as the Act directs, March 1st. 1817, by J. Skelton, St Aldates, Oxford.]
Dimensions Image 180 x 246 mm, Sheet 215 x 276 mm
Notes From 'Oxonia Antiqua Restaurata' by Joseph Skelton. He began publishing parts of this work from 1818 but it was not completed until 1820 and only fully published three years later in 1823.

Joseph Skelton (1781 - 1850) was an English engraver of topographical and antiquarian subjects. He is best-known for his plates in 'Oxonia Antiqua Illustrata' (1823), 'Engraved Illustrations of Antiente Arms and Armour from the Collection at Goodrich Court from the Drawings, and with the Descriptions of Dr. Meyrick' (1830) (2 vols), and Girault's 'Les Beautes de la France' (1850). He settled in France in the latter part of his life and was elected FSA in 1844. His brother William Skelton was also an engraver.

John Gooch (d. 14th July 1823) was the Archdeacon of Sudbury from 1784 until his death. His only known artistic achievement was a sketch of Christ Church College's Old Library in the possession of the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church.

Condition: Some minor foxing to sheet.
Framing mounted
Price £75.00
Stock ID 46318