|Artist||Samuel William Reynolds after Rev. William Warren Porter|
|Published||[London, Tyler, 1806]|
|Dimensions||Image 170 x 278 mm, Sheet 240 x 345 mm|
An early proof printing of an uncommon view of Oxford from 'Engravings from Drawings of the late Reverend William Porter'. This scarce work was produced as a tribute to the young artist's talents. Porter died at the age of 28 and the respect in which he was held is reflected in the number of subscribers (790) to the slim volume of his work. As a fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, he was naturally drawn to local subjects and six of the nine views are of Oxford. The three remaining views are of the Death of Cicero and of Kenilworth and Warwick Castle.
Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835) was a British mezzotinter and occasional painter. He taught David Lucas and Samuel Cousins.
Condition: Trimmed within the platemark.