|Artist||Joseph Skelton after Charles Wild|
|Published||Published by J. Parker Oxford & E. Gardner N°7 Paternoster Row. London|
|Dimensions||Image 323 x 454 mm, Plate 560 x 485 mm, Sheet 660 x 557 mm|
The Oxford Almanack for 1819, featuring a view of Wadham College from the gardens complete with calendar.
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.
Charles Wild (1781 - 1835) was a watercolour painter of architectural subjects, and illustrated a number of books on English cathedrals European topography. In 1813, he was commissioned to create six drawings for almanacs.
Condition: Strong impression with full margins, including the calendar. Horizontal fold as issued. Minor overall time toning and dirt build-up mainly to plate mark and fold. Red ink tax stamp as issued.