Front of Brasen Nose College, &c.

Method Copper engraving with hand colouring
Artist Joseph Skelton after Frederick Mackenzie
Published [Oxford, 1821]
Dimensions Image 345 x 450 mm, Sheet 370 x 485 mm
Notes The Oxford Almanack for 1821, featuring a view of the Front of Brasenose College, from the Radcliffe square. This was the first of twenty four Almanacks engraved by Skelton after drawings by Frederick Mackenzie.

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.

Frederick Mackenzie (1787-1854) was a watercolour painter and architectural draughtsman who made drawings for Ackermann's University of Oxford and Public Schools, and twenty-four of the Oxford Almanacks between 1821-1853.

Petter, Helen Mary. The Oxford Almanacks. Oxford. At the Clarendon Press. 1974. p88.

Condition: Trimmed within platemark, retaining title but with loss of calendar. Vertical centre crease. Some foxing to the sheet.
Framing mounted
Price £300.00
Stock ID 52155