|Published||Published Decr. 1803 by T. Malton|
|Dimensions||Image 215 x 306 mm, Sheet 317 x 417 mm|
An uncommon view of Merton College from Malton's Views of Oxford, one of the most important works of aquatint. The book, however, was never completed as Malton died in 1804, just after he published six of the engravings for the fourth part of the series. Six plates had already been engraved in etched state in preparation for the next part and these unfinished plates appeared together with the 24 aquatints when the entire work was reprinted in 1810.
Thomas Malton (1748 - 1804) was an English printmaker and draughtsman. He came from an artistic family for both his father, and his brother James were accomplished architects and architectural draughtsmen. Malton gave drawing lessons from his London flat in Conduit Street between 1783 and 1789. He is known to have taught Thomas Girtin and Joseph Mallord William Turner amongst other pupils.