Staircase Leading to the Hall of Christ Church.

Method Copper engraving with hand colouring
Artist Joseph Skelton after Charles Wild
Published [Oxford, 1831]
Dimensions Image 320 x 447 mm, Sheet 392 x 518 mm
Notes A view of the staircase at Christ Church college printed for the 1831 Oxford Almanack.

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 almanacks.

Petter, Helen Mary. The Oxford Almanacks. Oxford. At the Clarendon Press. 1974. p90.

Condition: Trimmed within plate mark and missing calendar. Water stain to upper right sheet corner, not affecting image. Creasing to sheet edges.
Framing mounted
Price £280.00
Stock ID 52166