Luogo delle Lezioni pubbliche in Oxford.

Method Copper engraving
Artist Francesco Sesone after David Loggan
Published c. 1750's
Dimensions Image 135 x 195 mm, Plate 160 x 205 mm, Sheet 175 x 226 mm
Notes A reduced Italian copy of David Loggan's 'Scholae Publicae Universitatis Oxon'. The scene shows the Old Schools Quadrangle at the Bodleian library, figures can be seen in the foreground. Text below the image numbers aspects of the buildings.

Francesco Sesone (c.1715 - c.1805) was an Italian artist and engraver.

David Loggan (1635-1692), artist and engraver, was born at Danzig in 1635. He may have learnt the art of engraving from Simon van den Passe in Denmark and from Hendrik Hondius in the Netherlands. Loggan followed Hondius's sons to England in about 1653, and by 1665 he was residing at Nuffield, near Oxford, and had made the acquaintance of the antiquarian Anthony Wood. On 30 March 1669 he was appointed Engraver to the University of Oxford, with an annual salary of twenty shillings. He married a daughter of Robert Jordan, Esq. of Kencote Hall in Oxfordshire in 1671, and in 1672 they had a son, John Loggan, who later graduated from Trinity College. The marriage probably produced another son, William Loggan, about whom little is known except that he was responsible for a satirical print of Father Peters and the Jesuits, published in 1681. David Loggan took up residence in Holywell in about 1671, prior to matriculating at the University. In 1675 he was naturalised as an Englishman. The remainder of his life was spent mostly in London, where he worked as an agent and art dealer, and as Engraver to the University of Cambridge, a position he attained in 1690, two years before his death. Loggan's two great works were a series of architectural bird's eye plans of the colleges and public buildings of Oxford and Cambridge, the Oxonia Illustrata, published in 1675, and its rarer sister Cantabrigia Illustrata, which appeared at some point previous to 1690. Following Loggan's death, the plates were acquired and reprinted by Henry Overton in 1705 and c.1710 respectively.

Condition: Vertical folds as issued. Light printing to areas of the image.
Framing mounted
Price £150.00
Stock ID 52776