|Artist||Joseph Skelton after Frederick Mackenzie|
|Published||Drawn by F. Mackenzie. Engraved by Joseph Skelton. [Oxford, 1821]|
|Dimensions||Image 345 x 450 mm, Sheet 370 x 485 mm|
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. The present example has been trimmed to the image, removing the calendar that would have originally been appended below.
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.
Condition: Trimmed within platemark, retaining title but with loss of calendar. Minor time-toning, creasing, and dirt staining to sheet.