|Artist||Rev. Edward Bradley|
|Dimensions||Image 160 x 110 mm, Sheet 241 x 162 mm|
A proof for an unpublished plate of College Life. A Series of Original Etchings, by Edward Bradley, B.A. (stock number 20406).
View of a richly carved wooden pulpit, dated 'Anno 1821' on panel surmounted by a crown; portrait of Richard Baxter hanging on the wall behind at left; carved chair and part of a table seen in front of a window with curtain in foreground at left.
Text courtesy British Museum.
The original works which were the inspiration for 'Verdant Green.'
Rev. Edward Bradley (March 25, 1827 - December 12, 1889) was an English author, illustrator, wood-engraver, watercolourist, photographer and reverand. Born in Kidderminster, he studied at Durham University where he graduated in 1848. He then spent a year at Oxford but never matriculated. He was ordained in 1850. He used the pen name Cuthbert Bede, B.A.. He learned wood engraving techniques from George Cruickshank and whose influence can be seen in Bradley's illustrations. His most famous work was The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, on the experiences of an Oxford undergraduate. He was also a contributor to Punch, The Gentleman's Magazine, Illustrated London Magazine, Illustrated London News, The Boys' Own Annual, and Notes and Queries.
Condition: Folds and creases to sheet and image, laid to album page.