|Published||I. Green Sculp. Oxon. |
|Dimensions||Image 360 x 435 mm, Sheet 408 x 452 mm|
The Oxford Almanack for 1758, depicting an aerial view of Corpus Christi College with the founders and benefactors of the College in the foreground. Bishop Fox of Winchester, the founder, is seated to the left, being shown a plan of the college by Bishop Oldham of Exeter. Below the scene, the title for the calendar is bordered by a pair of lists, representing the succession of the Royal line from William the Conqueror to the left, and the Officers of the University for 1762 to the right. The calendar itself has been trimmed off.
I. Green (fl.1756-1759) was a British engraver, known for his work on a number of Oxford Almanacks, and likely the John Green whose brother Benjamin was similarly involved in the engraving of a number of Oxford Almanacks in the 1760s. Another Green, James Green, was also involved in the production of copperplates for the Almanack, but more regularly signed his work 'Js.' or 'Is.' Green.
Condition: Trimmed within plate and missing calendar. Time toning to sheet.