|Artist||Walter William Burgess|
|Published||New York, Paris & London: Frederick Keppel & Co., 1901|
|Dimensions||Image 684 x 439 mm, Plate 695 x 450 mm|
A rare, early twentieth century, view of Radcliffe Square executed in fine detail. The etching centres on the Radcliffe Camera and is flanked by All Souls and Brasenose Colleges and the University Church of St.Mary's behind the library. The foreground is populated by students in academic dress and the title is housed in a decorative banderole at the bottom of the image including key to the buildings and the crests of the city and university.
Walter William Burgess (1855-1908) was a renowned British etcher of of the Etching Revivalist period. He lived and worked in Chelsea and exhibited at the leading London galleries from 1874, chiefly at the Royal Academy, an elected member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1883. He was called "The Pretty Burgess", which differentiated him from William Burgess, A.R.A, the great architect , who was "not Pretty".
Condition: Short tears to top margin, not affecting plate or image. Toning to verso.