|Method||Copper engraving with hand colouring|
|Artist||Joseph Skelton after Wilson Lowry|
|Published||Published as the Act directs, Augt.1. 1818 by J. Skelton, St. Aldates, Oxford.|
|Dimensions||Image 166 x 240 mm, Plate 240 x 302 mm, Sheet 300 x 400 mm|
A reduced version of the Oxford Almanac for the Year 1793, from 'Oxonia Antiqua Restaurata' by Joseph Skelton. Skelton began publishing parts of this work from 1818 but it was not completed until 1820 and only fully published three years later in 1823.
Joseph Skelton (1781 - 1850) was an English engraver of topographical and antiquarian subjects. He is best-known for his plates in 'Oxonia Antiqua Illustrata' (1823), 'Engraved Illustrations of Antiente Arms and Armour from the Collection at Goodrich Court from the Drawings, and with the Descriptions of Dr. Meyrick' (1830) (2 vols), and Girault's 'Les Beautes de la France' (1850). He settled in France in the latter part of his life and was elected FSA in 1844. His brother William Skelton was also an engraver.
Wilson Lowry (1762 - 1824) was an engraver, as well as the inventor of ingenious drawing instruments.