|Artist||George Hollis after Thomas Hollis|
|Published||Published by J. Ryman, High Street, Oxford, 1836.|
|Dimensions||Image 140 x 200 mm, Plate 190 x 250 mm, Sheet 295 x 425 mm|
A rare view of Walton Street in Jericho, showing the University Press on the right and the entrance to St. Paul's Church, now Freud's, t the left. From James Ryman's Illustrations of Oxford.
George Hollis was a well-known artist and engraver who worked in Oxford in the first half of the nineteenth century. Many of his engravings were published by James Ryman, a printseller on the High Street, Oxford, active between 1836 and 1865. Hollis's views were published separately from 1819 before being bound as a volume with descriptive text in 1839. Illustrations of Oxford is a comparatively rare work with some uncommon views of the colleges to which celebrated artists like T. S. Boys, Frederick Nash and J. S. Prout made relevant contributions.
This particular print was engraved by George Hollis after his son, Thomas Hollis (1818-1843), who would follow in his father's footsteps and become painter, draftsman and engraver. In addition to his English views, George Hollis also worked on a series of Italian views after Turner, Indian views after Daniell, and an incomplete series of sepulchral effigies from British churches.
Condition: Printed on india laid paper, spots of foxing to sky area of image.