|Method||Steel engraving with hand colouring|
|Artist||William Radclyffe after Frederick Mackenzie|
|Published||Published by J. H. Parker Oxford November 1. 1847|
|Dimensions||Image 230 x 365 mm, Sheet 300 x 438 mm|
The image for the Oxford Almanack of 1848, featuring a view of the Taylorian and Ashmolean buildings.
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.
Petter, Helen Mary. The Oxford Almanacks. Oxford. At the Clarendon Press. 1974. p95.
Condition: Trimmed and missing calendar. Creasing to lower right corner.