|Published||Published 1905 at the Stafford Gallery 34. Old Bond St. W.|
|Dimensions||Image 265 x 315 mm, Sheet 393 x 450 mm|
Signed and blind stamped.
A view of the front of Worcester College by William Nicholson.
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 - William Nicholson, The Graphic Work).
Condition: Some time toning from an old mount. Signature faded.