|Artist||attributed to Benjamin Green|
|Published||Oxford, Printed for Daniel Prince Printing House. 1769.|
|Dimensions||Image 76 x 134 mm, Sheet 115 x 168 mm|
A view of Queen's College based on Benjamin Green's view in the 1762 Oxford Almanack 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.