The New Building of Exeter College, and The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Method Lithograph with tint stone
Artist Edwin Thomas Dolby after J. V. Richardson
Published Published by J. V. Richardson 7 Park Street, Oxford. c.1835
Dimensions Image 275 x 380 mm, Sheet 425 x 520 mm
Notes A scarce, separately published, view of Exeter College, the Old Ashmolean Museum (now the Museum of the History of Science), and the emperors heads surrounding the Sheldonian Theatre on Broad Street. The new building of Exeter College was built by H. J. Underwood in 1833–4.

Edwin Thomas Dolby (Fl. 1849-1895) was a British artist and printmaker. Active in London, Dolby specialised as an architectural painter, mainly in watercolour, of Cathedrals and Churches, both in the UK and throughout Europe.

The firm of Day & Haghe was one of the most prominent lithographic companies of the nineteenth-century. They were also amongst the foremost pioneers in the evolution of chromolithography. The firm was established in 1823 by William Day, but did not trade under the moniker of Day & Haghe until the arrival of Louis Haghe in 1831. In 1838, Day & Haghe were appointed as Lithographers to the Queen. However, and perhaps owing to the fact that there was never a formal partnership between the two, Haghe left the firm in the 1850's to devote himself to watercolour painting. The firm continued as Day & Son under the guidance of William Day the younger (1823 - 1906) but, as a result of a scandal involving Lajos Kossuth, was forced into liquidation in 1867. Vincent Brookes bought the company in the same year, and would produce the caricatures for Gibson Bowles' Vanity Fair magazine, as well as the illustrations for Cassells's Poultry Book, amongst other commissions.

Condition: Heavy toning and spots of foxing to sheet. Tears to sheet edges.
Framing unmounted
Price £300.00
Stock ID 50815