|Method||Copper engraving with hand colouring|
|Artist||Joseph Skelton after Charles Wild|
|Dimensions||Image 319 x 450 mm, Sheet 400 x 545 mm|
The Oxford Almanack for the year 1829 depicting the Codrington Library.
Joseph Skelton (1781 - 1850) was an English engraver of topographical and antiquarian subjects. He is best-known for his plates in 'Oxonia Antiqua Illustrata' (1823); 'Engraved Illustrations of Antiente Arms and Armour from the Collection at Goodrich Court from the Drawings, and with the Descriptions of Dr. Meyrick' (1830) (2 vols); and Girault's 'Les Beautes de la France' (1850). He settled in France in the latter part of his life and was elected FSA in 1844. His brother William Skelton was also an engraver.
Charles Wild (1781 - 1835) was a watercolour painter of architectural subjects, and illustrated a number of books on English cathedrals European topography. In 1813, he was commissioned to create six drawings for almanacs
Ref: Petter, Helen Mary. The Oxford Almanacks. Oxford. At the Clarendon Press.1974. p90.
Condition: Trimmed and missing calendar.