To the Right Hon.ble the Earl of Westmorland, Chancellor; to the Right Hon.ble the Earl of Litchfield, High Steward; to the Reverend the Vice-chancellor;all the Doctors, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Oxford, this Plate is humbly dedicated By their most Obedient Servant Thos Worlidge.
Pub'd According to Act of Parliam.t March 28th. 1761.
Etching with drypoint, large margins. Fine impression; 460 x 615mm. Creasing. Vertical fold down centre not visible from front.
The Installation of the 7th Earl of Westmorland as Chancellor of Oxford University in July 1759, held at the Sheldonian Theatre. With subscription sales in mind, Worlidge depicts nearly 200 faces, most now unknown; however Worlidge can be seen between the right pillar and the edge, pen in hand.
Dack 71, 'Worlidge's largest and most important work'. See Oxoniensia, Vol LVI (1991), "The Oxford Installation of 1759" by Richard Sharp; a detailed study of the events and history of this print.
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