|Method||Lithograph with original hand colouring|
|Artist||Day & Son after Joseph Nash|
|Published||Oxford, Published by W. Thompson, 1862]|
|Dimensions||Image 480 x 330, Sheet 569 x 380 mm|
A lovely and uncommon view of the interior of Queen's College Chapel. Depicted from the Baroque wooden archway to the alter at the far end of the nave. Choir masters and boys in white gowns prepare for song practice. Sunlight streams in from the stained glass windows.
The firm of Day & Haghe was one of the most prominent lithographic companies of the nineteenth-century. They were also amongst the foremost pioneers in the evolution of chromolithography. The firm was established in 1823 by William Day, but did not trade under the moniker of Day & Haghe until the arrival of Louis Haghe in 1831. In 1838, Day & Haghe were appointed as Lithographers to the Queen. However, and perhaps owing to the fact that there was never a formal partnership between the two, Haghe left the firm in the 1850's to devote himself to watercolour painting. The firm continued as Day & Son under the guidance of William Day the younger (1823 - 1906) but, as a result of a scandal involving Lajos Kossuth, was forced into liquidation in 1867. Vincent Brookes bought the company in the same year, and would produce the caricatures for Gibson Bowles' Vanity Fair magazine, as well as the illustrations for Cassells's Poultry Book, amongst other commissions.
Joseph Nash (1809-1878) was a British artist, specialising in architectural watercolours and lithographs.
Condition: Time toning and surface dirt but overall a good impression with strong hand colouring.