Staircase Leading to the Hall of Christ Church. The Oxford Almanack For the Year of our Lord God MDCCCXXXI

Method Copper engraving
Artist Joseph Skelton after Charles Wild
Published Published by J. Parker Oxford & E. Gardner. Paternoster Row. London
Dimensions Image 320 x 447 mm, Plate 582 x 490 mm, Sheet 682 x 546 mm
Notes The Oxford Almanack for 1831, featuring an interior view of Christ Church College Staircase complete with calendar.

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.

Charles Wild (1781 - 1835) was a watercolour painter of architectural subjects, and illustrated a number of books on English cathedrals European topography. In 1813, he was commissioned to create six drawings for almanacs.

Condition: Strong impression with full margins, including the calendar. Minor overall time toning and dirt build-up mainly to edges of the sheet. Crease to publication line at lower margin. Small tear to centre left edge of the sheet, not affecting image. Small hole to title. Red ink tax stamp right corner of sheet as issued.
Framing unmounted
Price £280.00
Stock ID 44557