|Published||Published DEcr. 31, 1802 by T. Malton.|
|Dimensions||Image 214 x 305 mm, Sheet 323 x 428 mm|
An uncommon street scene looking down Broad Street, featuring The Clarendon Printing House, Sheldonian Theatre and the Old Ashmolean Museum, now the Museum of the History of Science.
Malton's Views of Oxford was 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 creasing to margins.