Astronomical Observatory

Method Copper engraving
Artist Joseph Skelton after Wilson Lowry
Published Published as the Act directs, June 1st, 1819. by J. Skelton, St. Aldates, Oxford.
Dimensions Image 167 x 247 mm, Sheet 213 x 276 mm
Notes A reduced version of the Oxford Almanac for the Year 1794, from 'Oxonia Antiqua Restaurata' by Joseph Skelton. Skelton 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.

Wilson Lowry (1762 - 1824) was an engraver, as well as the inventor of ingenious drawing instruments.

Condition: Binding holes at top of sheet, not affecting image.
Framing mounted
Price £90.00
Stock ID 45175

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