The Quadrangle of New College from the South West Corner

Method Copper engraving with hand colouring
Artist Wilson Lowry after John Dixon
Published 1793
Dimensions Image 297 x 455 mm, Sheet 335 x 495 mm
Notes The image for the Oxford Almanack of 1793, featuring a view of the quadrangle of New College from the South West corner.

Joseph Wilson Lowry (1803-1879) was an English engraver. The son of Wilson Lowry, he was trained by his father, and inherited his taste for scientific subjects. He engraved plates for the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana, John Phillips' Geology of Yorkshire (1835), Scott Russell's Naval Architecture (1865), and John Weale's Scientific Series. He also produced a series of drawings of London Bridge for Sir John Rennie, and contributed to the journals of the Institution of Naval Architects and the Royal Geographical Society. He was later appointed engraver to the Geological Survey of Great Britain and Ireland.

John Dixon (c. 1740-1811) was a British printmaker, specialising in mezzotint engravings. He was born in Dublin, and trained as a painter and engraver in the Dublin Society School. In 1765 he moved to London to work as a mezzotinter, though married a wealthy widow ten years later and ceased working, only engraving for his own amusement.

Petter, Helen Mary. The Oxford Almanacks. Oxford. At the Clarendon Press. 1974. p79.

Condition: Trimmed within plate and missing calendar. Creasing to lower half of sheet.
Framing mounted
Price £275.00
Stock ID 52114