|Published||Oxford, Printed for Daniel Prince Printing House. 1769.|
|Dimensions||Image 80 x 150 mm|
A view of Merton College from the meadows with the part of Christ Church Cathedral in the background from A Pocket Companion from Oxford.
Benjamin Green (1739-1798) was a British publisher, printer, printmaker, painter, and draughtsman. He is best known for his plates after George Stubbs, many of which were published by Robert Sayer. By 1759, he was active in Oxford, having taken over the engraving of the Oxford Almanacks after the death of his elder brother James (1729-1759), often listed erroneously as John Green. Green went on to become Drawing Master at Christ's Hospital from 1762, and is thought to have pioneered the use of soft-ground etching in 1771. Another older brother, Amos Green (1735-1807), was also an engraver, though is best known as an animal painter.