To the Reverend the President and Society of Saint Mary Magdalen College, Oxford, This Plate with Permission is Humbly Dedicated by their much Obedient Humble Servant John Buckler

Method Aquatint and etching with original hand colouring
Artist Samuel Alken after John Buckler
Published Pubd. July 22, 1799 by J. Buckler No.2 opposite the Spa Gardens Bermondsey.
Dimensions Image 390 x 575 mm, Plate 470 x 615 mm, Sheet 530 x 705 mm
Notes A rare large scale and separately published print of Magdalen College and Bridge from the banks of the Cherwell. This is one of four large aquatint views of Magdalen college after paintings by Buckler, undoubtedly the best set of large scale views of any Oxford college. The view is similar to that of Edward Dayes and John Basire used for the Oxford Almanack of 1797, but positioned further down the Cherwell.

Samuel Alken (1756-1815) was a British landscape artist and pioneer of aquatint printing. Alken is particularly remembered for his sporting scenes, particularly of hunting, a genre in which his sons, Samuel and Henry Thomas, also worked.

John Buckler (1770 –1851) was an outstanding architectural draughtsman and Bailiff for Magdalen College's Southwark Estate for sixty years, whose views in Oxford, especially Magdalen College, rank amongst the finest ever produced. This fine aquatint was published at his address in Bermondsey.

Condition: Some small iron inclusions in the paper, otherwise and excellent impression with good margins and original colour.
Framing unmounted
Price £1,200.00
Stock ID 52581