Saint Frideswide's Shrine, In the Cathedral of Ch. Ch. Oxford. Anno 740.Respectfully Inscrib'd (by Permission) To the Rev.d the Dean and Chapter, by their much Oblig'd & very grateful Servant, James Roberts.
Publish'd as the Act directs June 20th 1791, by James Roberts, Hogarth's Passage, Oxford.
Scarce mezzotint. 460 x 560mm (18 x 22"). Large margins. Tears, creases and staining at top; damaged.
The gothic shine of Frithuswith (c. 650 - 727), patron saint of both Oxford and Oxford University, in Christ Church. Daughter of the a Mercian sub-king called Dida of Eynsham, Frithuswith was abbess of the Oxford nunnery. A stained glass window Edward Burne-Jones, showing her hiding from an unwanted suitor, is near her shrine.
Ex Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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