|Published||Published by James Ryman, High Street Oxford, 1838|
|Dimensions||Image 190 x 270 mm, Plate 265 x 355 mm, Sheet 295 x 425 mm|
A view of Exeter College from the quadrangle, with the entrance to the hall, from James Ryman's Illustrations of Oxford.
George Hollis (1792-1842) was a well-known artist and engraver who worked in Oxford in the first half of the nineteenth century. Many of his engravings were published by James Ryman, a printseller on the High Street, Oxford, active between 1836 and 1865. Hollis's views were published separately from 1819 before being bound as a volume with descriptive text in 1839. Illustrations of Oxford is a comparatively rare work with some uncommon views of the colleges to which celebrated artists like T. S. Boys, Frederick Nash and J. S. Prout made relevant contributions.
Condition: Printed on India laid paper, spots of foxing, water stain to top right sheet edge.