|Method||Steel engraving with hand colouring|
|Artist||Henry Le Keux after Peter De Wint|
|Published||Published by J. Parker Oxford, November 1. 1834|
|Dimensions||Image 222 x 356 mm, Sheet 352 x 458 mm|
The image for the Oxford Almanack of 1835, featuring a view of the Hythe Bridge, with the Oxford Castle in the background.
Henry Le Keux (1787-1868) was a British printmaker and engraver. He was born in Bocking, Essex, but was based in London for most of his working life. He was the brother of John Le Keux who was the engraver of the Memorials of Oxford. Henry also worked on topographical books such as John Britton's Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain.
Peter De Wint (1784 -1849) was an English landscape and architectural painter and one of the chief English watercolourists of the early 19th century. In 1802 De Wint began to study under the engraver John Raphael Smith and in 1806 he purchased his release from the apprenticeship in exchange for 18 landscapes, painted in oil. He enrolled in the Royal Academy schools in 1809 and in 1811 he became a member of the Society of Water-Colour Painters.
Petter, Helen Mary. The Oxford Almanacks. Oxford. At the Clarendon Press. 1974. p91.
Condition: Printed on india laid paper and grangerised. Missing the calendar. Some creasing to sheet.