View Of Oxford from the West

Method Steel engraving with hand colouring
Artist William Radclyffe after Peter De Wint
Published [Published by J. H Parker, Oxford, November 1st 1851]
Dimensions Image 225 x 384 mm, Plate 340 x 485 mm, Sheet 360 x 510 mm
Notes A view of Oxford from the West printed for the 1852 Oxford Almanack. The scene shows the city in the distance from what is now the Botley Road, with cattle in the foreground by the river and a bridge to the right with horses and carriages.

William Radclyffe (1783 – 1855) was an English engraver and painter. Rather than move to London like his contemporaries Radclyffe stayed in his native Birmaingham and set up as an engraver and copperplate printer. Radclyffe became well known as an engraver of landscapes, making prints after David Cox, J. M. W. Turner and Peter De Wint and illustrating numerous works of travel literature.

Peter De Wint (1784 -1849) was an English landscape and architectural painter and one of the chief English watercolourists of the early 19th century.
In 1802 De Wint began to study under the engraver John Raphael Smith and in 1806 he purchased his release from the apprenticeship in exchange for 18 landscapes, painted in oil. He enrolled in the Royal Academy schools in 1809 and in 1811 he became a member of the Society of Water-Colour Painters.

Petter, Helen Mary. The Oxford Almanacks. Oxford. At the Clarendon Press. 1974. p96.

Condition: Light spots of foxing to sheet.
Framing mounted
Price £275.00
Stock ID 52110