Pavimentum hoc Tessellatum Elegantiss: Stunsfeldiae prope Woodstochiam in Agro Oxoniensi repertum est. This Tessellated Pavement, discover'd at Stunsfield near Woodstock in Oxfordshire A.no D.ni MDCCXII.A most Exquisite Work of the Antient Romans, composed with great variety of Small Tesserae of Beautiful Colours & Summetry, esteem'd to be the most Elegant Piece of Antiquity of the Kind found in Great Britain. When first open'd it was seen by Multitudes of Curious Persons, and some Learned Antiquaries have employ'd their Skill to trace out its Original Use. Now only remains this Shade, preserv'd first Care of Tho. Hearne M.A. of Oxford, and lastly by G. Vertue Member of the Society of Antiquaries London. 35 feet by 20.
Copper engraving. Plate 292 x 470mm. 11½ x 18½".
A drawing of the a tessellated pavement found at the Roman Villa at Stonesfield, Oxfordshire in 1712.
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 19816] £180.00