|Artist||George Hollis after T. S. Boys|
|Published||[Published by James Ryman. High St. Oxford, May 1, 1837]|
|Dimensions||Image 204 x 278 mm, Plate 265 x 360 mm, Sheet 248 x 320 mm|
A view of Oxford as seen from the river Isis, with a boat and two swans on the water, from James Ryman's Illustrations of Oxford, with scratch letter title.
George Hollis (1792-1842) was a well-known artist and engraver who worked in Oxford in the first half of the nineteenth century. Many of his engravings were published by James Ryman, a printseller on the High Street, Oxford, active between 1836 and 1865. Hollis's views were published separately from 1819 before being bound as a volume with descriptive text in 1839. Illustrations of Oxford is a comparatively rare work with some uncommon views of the colleges to which celebrated artists like T. S. Boys, Frederick Nash and J. S. Prout made relevant contributions.
Thomas Shotter Boys (1803–1874) was an English watercolour painter and lithographer. He exhibited at the Royal Academy for the first time in 1824, and in Paris in 1827. In 1830 he went to Brussels, but returned to England on the outbreak of the revolution there. Paying another visit to Paris, he remained there until 1837, and then returned to England in order to lithograph the works of David Roberts and Clarkson Stanfield.
Condition: Printed on India laid paper, trimmed within plate mark, scuff to print surface by Cathedral tower, wear to sheet edges.