|Artist||George Hollis after Thomas Hollis|
|Published||Published by J. Ryman, High Street, Oxford. 1836|
|Dimensions||Image 178 x 144 mm, Plate 250 x 190 mm, Sheet 425 x 295 mm|
A view of the Radcliffe Observatory in Oxford, which is part of Green College, from James Ryman's Illustrations of Oxford.
George Hollis (1792-1842) 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, heavy foxing to margins, sky are of image and text.