|Artist||Joseph Skelton after James Basire|
|Published||[Published as the Act directs Novr. 2. 1818 by J. Skelton St. Aldates, Oxford.]|
|Dimensions||Image 176 x 241 mm, Sheet 215 x 270 mm|
A reduced version of the Oxford Almanac for the Year 1806, 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.
James Basire II (1769 - 1822) was a British engraver. His work is similar in style to that of his father, the engraver James Basire I (1730-1802). His apprentices included Henry Le Keux (1787 - 1868), who engraved the Oxford Almanacks between 1832 and 1839.
Condition: Scratch to sky area.