|Method||Copper engraving with hand colouring|
|Artist||Joseph Skelton after Frederick Mackenzie|
|Dimensions||Image 332 x 460 mm, Sheet 370 x 482 mm|
The Oxford Almanack for 1825, featuring a view of the Bodleian from the ruins of Hertford College.
Joseph Skelton (1781 - 1850) was an English engraver of topographical and antiquarian subjects. He is best-known for his plates in 'Oxonia Antiqua Illustrata' (1823); 'Engraved Illustrations of Antiente Arms and Armour from the Collection at Goodrich Court from the Drawings, and with the Descriptions of Dr. Meyrick' (1830) (2 vols); and Girault's 'Les Beautes de la France' (1850). He settled in France in the latter part of his life and was elected FSA in 1844. His brother William Skelton was also an engraver.
Frederick Mackenzie (1787-1854) was a watercolour painter and architectural draughtsman who made drawings for Ackermann's University of Oxford and Public Schools, and twenty-four of the Oxford Almanacks between 1821-1853.
Petter, Helen Mary. The Oxford Almanacks. Oxford. At the Clarendon Press. 1974. p89.
Condition: Trimmed within plate mark and missing calendar. Vertical centre crease. Repaired tear to right margin. Spots of rust to sky area and surface dirt. Creasing to sheet edges. Spot of grease to top right corner.