|Method||Steel engraving with hand colouring|
|Artist||William Radclyffe after Charles Wild|
|Published||Published by J. H. Parker Oxford, November 1. 1844|
|Dimensions||Image 242 x 325 mm, Sheet 347 x 422 mm|
The image for the Oxford Almanack of 1845, featuring a view of the Inner Quadrangle of St. John's College.
William Radclyffe (1783 – 1855) was an English engraver and painter. Rather than move to London like his contemporaries Radclyffe stayed in his native Birmingham and set up as an engraver and copperplate printer. Radclyffe became well known as an engraver of landscapes, making prints after David Cox, J. M. W. Turner and Peter De Wint and illustrating numerous works of travel literature.
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. p94.
Condition: Laid to paper. Trimmed and missing calendar. Even minor toning to sheet.