|Dimensions||Image 345 x 260 mm, Sheet 398 x 530 mm|
View of the gateway from the main quad of University College.
Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson (1872 - 1949) was a British artist. A painter of landscapes, still life, and portraits most notably, he is also remembered for his distinctive illustrative work and for his creative partnership with his brother-in-law, James Pryde.
Nicholson moved to Woodstock, Oxfordshire in 1898. After this time he became increasingly interested in historic architecture and, in 1902, began to make watercolour drawings of colleges and other buildings in nearby Oxford. The series was completed in 1903 and published the following year as a facsimile of 24 finely printed facsimiles, by the Stafford Gallery. "Unlike the artists who had worked on the many successors to Ackermann's 'History of Oxford', Nicholson was as interested in the effects of light and shade on the fabric of the city's architecture as he was in the buildings themselves." (C. Cambell, 137 - William Nicholson, The Graphic Work).
Condition: Good impression with full margins.