|Artist||Thomas Way after Edmund Hort New|
|Published||Published by Edmund Hort New, at 17 Worchester Place, Oxford, Oct.r. 15th 1912|
|Dimensions||Image 370 x 457 mm, Image 485 x 575 mm|
A very scarce twentieth century view of the High Street featuring Queen's and University Colleges and the spire of Saint Mary's Church.
Edmund Hort New (1871-1931), known as EH New, was an English artist and illustrator. He was born in Evesham, the son of an important lawyer, and attended the Birmingham Municipal School of Art. He began painting landscape and later devoted himself to illustration. Early in his career he worked with Ruskin and other associated Arts and Crafts artists. He later went on to work for William Morris's Kelmscott Press. The influence of these experiences is evident in his prints, with their decorative borders, armourials, and elegant typefaces. In 1905, Edmund Hort New moved to Oxford, and over a period of years, produced a series of drawings of the Oxford Colleges, based on David Loggan's 1675 aerial perspectives. New took Loggan's format and enriched his prints with many fine details of and about the colleges.
Condition: Strong impression. Slight overall dirt build-up. Tearing to bottom of sheet, not affecting image.