|Method||Copper engraving with hand colouring|
|Artist||Joseph Skelton after Charles Wild|
|Dimensions||Image 320 x 447 mm, Sheet 392 x 518 mm|
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.