|Dimensions||Image 126 x 170 mm Plate 140 x 177 mm Sheet 240 x 270 mm|
Engraver's Proof the final addtions to the lower frame of the title page of Francis Wise's Nummorum antiquorum scriniis Bodleianis reconditorum catalogus, Oxford 1750.
According to Horace Walpole's A Catalogue of Engravers...in England, 1754, John Green was employed by the University to engrave the alamanacks for 1752 and 1754. Green was a pupil of the eldest Basire. He engraved landscapes, portraits and some plates in William Borlase's The Natural History of Cornwall, 1758.
Francis Wise (1695-1767) was an antiquary and sub-librarian of the Bodleian Library (1727-1746), Keeper of Archives (1726-1767) and Radcliffe Librarian (1748-1767), and was curate of Elsfield from 1726 where he laid out his celebrated garden on the the hillside overlooking Oxford at Elsfield Manor where he lived 1748-67, here entertaining Samuel Johnson and Thomas Warton in the summer 1754.
Condition: tipped to an album sheet