|Artist||Benjamin Green after Samuel Wale|
|Dimensions||Image 326 x 434 mm, Plate 494 x 460 mm, Sheet 600 x 515 mm|
A fine example of the 1766 Oxford Almanack, in its entirety, depicting the buildings in the Physic Gardens. In the middle is the gateway, with greenhouses to either side. Behind, the Professor's house and Magdalen College tower and library are shown. Below, a figure holds a plan of the garden, with the inscription from the gateway to the left. The inscription records the founding of the Botanic Garden in 1632 by Charles I. This print comes with an accompanying contemporary explanation of the 1766 Almanack.
Benjamin Green (1739 - 1798) British publisher, printer, printmaker, painter and draughtsman. He was Drawing Master in Christ's Hospital from 1762. Green is thought to have made the first soft-ground etching in 1771. Brother of the animal painter Amos Green.
Samuel Wale (1720 - 1786) British painter, draughtsman, and designer of prints and book illustrations.
Petter, Helen Mary. The Oxford Almanacks. Oxford. At the Clarendon Press. 1974. p. 72.
Condition: Tape residue running along top just above plate mark, but covered by mount. A few small tears and creases to edges. Not affecting the image.