[Bodleian Library]

Method Copper engraving
Artist John Green
Published c. 1750
Dimensions Image 126 x 170 mm Plate 140 x 177 mm Sheet 240 x 270 mm
Notes 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
Framing unmounted
Price £150.00
Stock ID 20501

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