|Method||Copper engraving with hand colouring|
|Artist||Joseph Skelton after Edward Dayes|
|Published||Published as the Act directs, Decr.1.1819, by J. Skelton ,St. Aldates, Oxford.|
|Dimensions||Image 168 x 238 mm, Sheet 212 x 275 mm|
A reduced version of the Oxford Almanac for the Year 1798, from 'Oxonia Antiqua Restaurata' by Joseph Skelton. Skelton began publishing parts of this work from 1818 but it was not completed until 1820 and only fully published three years later in 1823.
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.
Edward Dayes (1763–1804) was an English watercolour painter and engraver in mezzotint. He studied under William Pether, and began to exhibit at the Royal Academy in 1786.
Condition: Sheet trimmed.