|Artist||William Radclyffe after Frederick Mackenzie|
|Published||Published J.H. Parker. Oxford November 1. 1843|
|Dimensions||Image 230 x 305 mm, Sheet 360 x 440 mm|
The image for the Oxford Almanack of 1844, featuring an unusual view of New College Chapel and Tower from the old city ditch, with stone masons hard at work in their yard in the foreground.
William Radclyffe (1783 – 1855) was an English engraver and painter. Rather than move to London like his contemporaries Radclyffe stayed in his native Birmingham and set up as an engraver and copperplate printer. Radclyffe became well known as an engraver of landscapes, making prints after David Cox, J. M. W. Turner and Peter De Wint and illustrating numerous works of travel literature.
Frederick Mackenzie (1787-1854) was a watercolour painter and architectural draughtsman who made drawings for Ackermann's University of Oxford and Public Schools, and twenty-four of the Oxford Almanacks between 1821-1853.
Condition: Trimmed within plate mark, attached to album page, time toning and foxing to sheet.