|Method||Aquatint and etching with original hand colouring|
|Published||Published March 1, 1803 by T. Malton.|
|Dimensions||Image 302 x 225 mm, Sheet 397 x 298 mm|
A scarce print from Malton's Views of Oxford, one of the most important aquatint books; however, the work was never coompleated as Malton dies in 1804 just after he published six of the engravings for the fourth part of the work. Six plates had already been engraved in etched state in preparation for the next part and these unfinished plates appeared together with the 24 aquatints when the entire work was reprinted in 1810.
Thomas Malton came from an artistic family, both his father and his brother James were accomplished architects and architectural draughtsmen. Thomas Malton gave drawing lessons from his London flat in Conduit Street between 1783 and 1789 and amongst his puplis was the young J.M.W. Turner.
Condition: Some surface dirt and toning in the margins and a short tear in the lower left margin not affecting the image.