|Method||Copper engraving with hand colouring|
|Published||Published at the Act directs, Jan. 1. 1822 by J Skelton. Magdalen Bridge, Oxford.|
|Dimensions||Image 250 x 187 mm, Sheet 270 x 215 mm|
A pair of views of former buildings of Hertford College, 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.
Condition: Sheet trimmed, binding holes and small tears at right side of sheet, not affecting image.