|Method||Lithograph with hand colouring|
|Artist||William Gauci after William Alfred Delamotte|
|Published||Printed by L.M.Lefevre, 1841|
|Dimensions||Image 253 x 350 mm, Sheet 295 x 385 mm|
From Original Views of Oxford, its Colleges, Chapels and Gardens from drawings expressly for this work by William Alfred Delamotte. Executed in Lithography by William Gauci, with Historical and Descrpitive notices by Charles Ollier. London: Thomas Boy. 1843
There have been many prints executed of the High, which was described by a nineteenth century writer as 'perhaps without a rival in Europe, its outline being varied by objects of academical and ecclesiastical interest and grandeur. Every turn of this long, wide and noble avenue of buildings presents new effects, each of which is highly picturesque'. Delamotte's view typifies this description, with the many fine buildings setting off the long curve of the High to perfection.
William Gauci was a lithographer and publisher (1826 - 1854; fl.) He worked in London and was the son of Maxim Gauci also a printmaker.
William Alfred Delamotte (1775 - 1863) was a British draughtsman on wood and water colourist. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1794 and trained under Benjamin West. Delamotte moved to Oxford where he did numerous works depicting the city. In 1803, Delamotte became the drawing at the newly established Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst where he remained for 40 years. Delamotte was also known for publishing his own prints.
Condition: Overall time toning, slight staining from previous mount.