|Artist||Michael Angelo Rooker|
|Dimensions||Image 305 x 443 mm, Sheet 330 x 490 mm|
The image for the Oxford Almanack of 1778, featuring a view of Magdalen College.
Michael Angelo Rooker (1746 - 1801) was a British painter and engraver. He was taught by his father Edward Rooker and Paul Sandby at the St. Martin's Lane school in London. In 1770 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy. He is best known for providing engravings for the Copperplate Magazine (1776 - 1777), its successor The Virtuosi's Museum, and the Oxford Almanack. Rooker was also chief scene-painter at the Haymarket Theatre in London. J. M. W. Turner claimed to have learnt the painting technique 'colour scaling' by copying Rooker's Gatehouse at Battle Abbey. After Rooker's death, Turner purchased over a dozen of his paintings.
Condition: Trimmed within plate with calendar missing. Short repaired tear left edge not affecting the image.