The Oxford Almanack For the Year of our Lord God, MDCCLXII [Queens College]

Method Copper engraving
Artist Benjamin Green
Published Oxford, 1762
Dimensions Image 345 x 447 mm, Sheet 392 x 463 mm
Notes The Oxford Almanack for 1762, depicting the new facade of Queen's college, which had been recently completed, with the men responsible for the rebuilding project in the foreground. To the left, Sir Joseph Williamson and Dr Lancaster examine the architectural plans for the rebuilding project. Beside them, Dr Halton and Bishop Barlow likewise examine plans for the library. To the right of the scene, John Michel stands in the courtyard, indicating the position for the East Range of the quadrangle that was built with his bequest. 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.

Benjamin Green (c.1736-c.1800) was a British artist and royal engraver to King George III.

Condition: Trimmed within plate and missing calendar. Time toning to sheet. Printers crease to top centre of sheet. Repaired tear to centre top edge of sheet,
Framing mounted
Price £325.00
Stock ID 39817

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