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Bees Worth Hiving.
Bees Worth Hiving. Registered.
Designed, Lithographed, & Printed, by C.J. Culliford, Fulwood House, Gray's Inn, London, W.C.
London. Published August 16th. 1870, for the Proprietor, by C.J. Culliford, Fulwood House, Gray's Inn.
Rare coloured lithograph. 265 x 342mm (10½ x 13½"). Repaired tear on left
Inscribed on hive: 'Patient, prayerful, modest, mild; / Wise as a Solon, meek as a child; / Studious, thoughtful, loving, kind; Sure to make matter subservient to mind...'.
[Ref: 52384]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Memorial of Clare College Cambridge.
Memorial of Clare College Cambridge.
M. Hanhart [pencil signature].
Beynon & Comp.y Fine Art Publishers & Engravers Cheltenham [n.d., c.1880].
Rare tinted lithograph. Sheet 815 x 595mm (32 x 23½"), with very wide margins
A composition of views and portraits of important figures, including Elizabeth de Clare (1295-1360), masters and graduates.
[Ref: 51396]   £320.00  
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Cheltenham College.
Cheltenham College.
J.T. Wood. London
Pub.d by J. Shenton, 90 Winchcombe Str. Cheltenham [n.d., c.1845.]
Porcelain card. Sheet 115 x 150mm (4½ x 6").
A prominent public school.
[Ref: 52653]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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To the Noblemen and Gentlemen educated at Harrow. This View, taken from the grounds of Richard Page Esq.r Is Respectfully Dedicated by their most obedient and very humble Servant, Geo Barrel.
To the Noblemen and Gentlemen educated at Harrow. This View, taken from the grounds of Richard Page Esq.r Is Respectfully Dedicated by their most obedient and very humble Servant, Geo Barrel.
Published Feb.y 27, 1802 by George Barrel, Paddington.
Very scarce hand-coloured etching and aquatint; paper watermarked. 430 x 558mm (17 x 22"). Trimmed. Two old repaired tears.
A view showing Harrow School and St Mary's CE Church, Harrow, London.
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXVIII. Being Bissextile or Leap Year.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXVIII. Being Bissextile or Leap Year.
G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d. c.1728.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 484 x 442mm (19 x 17½"). Tax stamp top left corner. Staining; nicks and tears to margin edges; tear into plate upper right corner.
A view of Hawksmoor's 1715 design for rebuilding All Souls College; in the foreground, Henry V sitting on the left, receiving a petition for its foundation from Archbishop Chichele, with figures on the right blowing trumpets and holding up standards and crests. See Helen Mary Petter, 'The Oxford Almanacks' (Oxford 1974), p. 56-57; Alexander. There are proofs without the Officers of the University in Worcester College Library and BM P&D (1880,d.9) and a red chalk and wash drawing for the engraving in Worcester College Library (Colvin, catalogue no. 11). The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
Alexander (2008): 536.
[Ref: 52468]   £320.00  
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Collegium Baliolense.
Collegium Baliolense.
Dav. Loggan Delin. & Sculp. cum Privil. S.R.M.
[Oxford: David Loggan, 1675.]
Engraving. 295 x 505mm (11½ x 19¾") very large margins. Some loss near centre crease.
A bird's-eye view of the buildings and gardens of Balliol College, Oxford, from Loggan's monumental 'Oxonia Illustrata, sive Omnium Celeberrimae istius Universitatis Collegiorum...'
[Ref: 52662]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Collegium Baliolense.
Collegium Baliolense.
W. Williams delin. Parr sculp.
[Oxford: William Williams, n..d., 1732-3.]
Engraving. 380 x 460mm (15 x 19"), with wide margins. Printer's creases in margin and image.
Two elevations of Balliol college facades, with three dedications with armorials. From 'Oxonia Depicta' by William Williams.
See Ref: 52681 & 52662
[Ref: 52680]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Collegium Baliolense.
Collegium Baliolense.
[after William Williams.]
[Oxford: William Williams, n..d., 1732-3.]
Engraving. 380 x 480mm (15 x 19"), with wide margins.
A floorplan of Balliol College from 'Oxonia Depicta' by William Williams.
See Ref: 52680 & 52662
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXLII.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXLII.
G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d. c.1742.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 501 x 458mm (19¾ x 18"). Tax stamp top left corner.
A view of Balliol College, from the south; below, in a frame, the founder John de Balliol and his wife Devorguilla sitting in a neo-classical alcove with Sir Phillip Somerville and Sir William Felton to left, Lady Periham and Peter Blundell to right; in front, to left, are Bishop Gray of Ely, holding an elevation of the library which he built, with Sir Thomas Wandy; in the centre is Bishop Bell of Worcester watching cherubs measure a plan of the old front which he had built; to right are Dr Compton and Dr Robinson, Bishops of London and Dr Mander, with drawings of churches; behind them are Bishop Warner of Rochester, Dr Snell and Dr Busby; at the back are Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, Archbishop Neville of York and Wycliffe; in niches to either side are figures of Divinity and Mathematics. See Helen Mary Petter, 'The Oxford Almanacks' (Oxford 1974), p. 62-63; Alexander. There are two plates, signed 'G Vertue Sculp.' and 'G Vertue Scul'; proofs with the heading only; a drawing in the Ashmolean on two sheets; a silk almanac with a red border at the OUP, London. The scheme for rebuilding the college was begun in 1738 and ran until 1743; only the East range and three bays of the south front were built. Petter suggests that the architect may have been the mason in charge of new building, William Townesend. Alexander adds that if the illustration of the design in the almanac was intended to raise funds for the project, the college must have been disappointed. The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
Alexander (2008): 837.
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXV.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXV.
W. William delin. I. Harris fecit. Hullet Sculp.
[n.d. c.1725.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 490 x 448mm (19¼ x 17½"). Tax stamp top left corner. Some creasing.
Christ Church College seen from the north, five allegorical figures in the left foreground examine a geometric digram on the ground; calendar bel 'The Oxford Almanacks' by Helen Mary Petter (Oxford: 1974, p.55) attributes the text engraver to William Hulett. The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXXIX.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXXIX.
Vertue Sculp.
[n.d. c.1739.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 509 x 451mm (20 x 17¾"). Tax stamp top left corner. Staining and creasing.
A view of Exeter College; in the foreground, a low wall decorated with crests and busts, of Walter Stapledon, the founder, Edmund Stafford, William Petre, Charles I, Dr. George Hakewill, who built the chapel and John Acland, who built the hall, with two cherubs holding a cameo labelled 'Eliz. Sheire [or Shepre]' and scroll of crests in front of it; in the centre stand, Dr Marsh, who rebuilt one side of the quadrangle, with a plan of the building, with Dr Bull; to right are eminent lawyers, students of the college, the Earl of Shaftesbury, Sir George Treby, Judge Pollexfen and Sir John Maynard. See Helen Mary Petter, 'The Oxford Almanacks' (Oxford 1974), p. 65-66. Both surviving plates are signed by Vertue. Mr Green the painter was paid £4.4s.0d. in 1737-8 for the drawing. There are proofs with incomplete Regal table and list of Officers in BM P&D (1880,d.9) and at the OUP, London; also one with the picture only. There is an engraving of the façade of the College in elevation by Burghers dated 1709, from which they may have been taken and the façade was illustrated in W. Williams, 'Oxonia Depicta', Pl. xvi, 1733. The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
Alexander (2008): 802.
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXL being Bissextile or Leap Year.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXL being Bissextile or Leap Year.
G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d. c.1740.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 509 x 451mm (20 x 17¾"). Tax stamp top left corner. Staining and creasing; nicks and tears.
View of Jesus College; in the foreground, Queen Elizabeth stands on the left, granting the charter to Dr Hugh Price; behind him to right, Dr Francis Mansell hands over the key to his successor as principal, Sir Leoline Jenkins, watched by Dr Herbert Westphaling; to left, Charles I stands holding a baton, with two cherubs standing beside a globe. See Helen Mary Petter, 'The Oxford Almanacks' (Oxford 1974), p. 61-62; Alexander. Both surviving plates are signed by Vertue, who was paid £54 2s. 6d. for two plates, while Mr. Green the painter was paid £5.5s.6d., for the design, with half the payment to go to Jesus College. Alexander identifies the painter as James Green. The principal resigning his headship is Mansell, not Marsh. The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
Alexander (2008): 814.
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXX.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXX.
G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d. c.1730.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 495 x 458mm (19½ x 18"). Tax stamp top left corner. Staining.
Bird's-eye view of Magdalen College, with standing in the foreground Cardinal Wolsey, William of Waynflete (the founder) and Caridal Pole, and on the right John Hough President 1687-1701. See Helen Mary Petter, 'The Oxford Almanacks' (Oxford 1974), pp.57-8. She notes that the college adopted a design for a new quadrangle in 1729 by William Townesend, and this is shown here. Vertue made the drawing for the almanac himself. The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
In the Wellcome Collection. Alexander (2008): 600.
[Ref: 52470]   £320.00  
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[Magdalen College] Collegium B. Mariæ Magdalenæ.
[Magdalen College] Collegium B. Mariæ Magdalenæ.
D. Loggan delin et sculp. cum Privil. S.R.M.
[Oxford, David Loggan, 1675.]
Engraving. 310 x 410mm (12¼ x 16"), with wide margins.
An elevated view of Magdalen College, published in David Loggan's 'Oxonia Illustrata'.
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXXVII.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXXVII.
Vertue Sculp.
[n.d. c.1737.]
Etching and engravin. Plate 501 x 451mm (19¾ x 17¾"). Tax stamp top left corner. Staining and creasing.
A view of Merton College. The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXIX.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXIX.
G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d. c.1729.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 480 x 450mm (19 x 17¾"). Tax stamp top left corner. Staining; nicks and tears to margin edges.
A view of New College, from the garden with a view of Chapel, Hall and Winchester College. The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
[Ref: 52469]   £320.00  
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXXVI being Bissextile or Leap Year.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXXVI being Bissextile or Leap Year.
G: Vertue Sculp.
[n.d. c.1736.]
Etching and engraving, partly stamped at top left corner. Plate 501 x 451mm (19¾ x 17¾") with very wide margins. Central crease.
View of Oriel College with the Robinson building, erected in 1720 and the Carter building, 1729; in the foreground, Adam de Brome, chancellor of Durham and founder of the college, receives the charter from Edward II, who sits under a canopy stretched over pillars carved into male figures, while benefactors to right, among them a chancellor and Bishops, including Bishop Robinson and Provost George Carter, examine a charter. See Helen Mary Petter, 'The Oxford Almanacks' (Oxford 1974), p. 60; Alexander. Both plates were engraved by Vertue. In the roundels above the image are Queen Anne delivering a grant of Prebend to Bishop Robinson, in 1712; to right, an allegory of the Treaty of Utrecht, negotiated by Robinson in 1713. The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
Alexander (2008): 719.
[Ref: 52474]   £320.00  
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXLIV. Being Bissextile or Leap Year.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXLIV. Being Bissextile or Leap Year.
G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d. c.1744; but later?]
Etching and engraving. Plate 510 x 463mm (20 x 18¼") with very wide margins.
View of Pembroke College, below a scene showing James I granting the charter to Lord Pembroke, watched by Thomas Tesdal and Richard Wightwick, the founders, with John Bennett, 1st Lord Ossulstone and John Hall to left, the latter holding a drawing of the Master's Lodgings, which he had built in 1695 and to right, Francis Rous, George Townsend, Juliana Stafford and Dame Holford; in pictures on the wall behind are, to left, Charles I giving the college patronage of St Aldate's church and founding a fellowship for natives of Jersey and Guernsey and to right, Queen Ann granting Chancellor Harcourt a charter for endowing the Master with a Prebend of Gloucester. See Helen Mary Petter, 'The Oxford Almanacks' (Oxford 1974), p. 63; Alexander. Both surviving plates are signed by Vertue. There is a proof without the calendar in the Ashmolean Museum and a drawing signed 'W. Greene delin.', in which the figures differ to those in the engraving. Greene was paid 5 guineas for the desihn in 1742-3. The buildings are similar to Plate lvi in W. William s 'Oxonia Depicta' (1733). The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
Alexander (2008): 864.
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXVII.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXVII.
G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d. c.1727.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 490 x 444mm (19¼ x 17½"). Stamped at top left corner, with very wide margins. Creasing.
View of Queen's College, showing two quadrangles and Hawksmoor's original design for the cupola, above a frame divided into three; to left, Queen Philippa and the founder, Robert Eglesfield; in the centre, Queen Philippa and Edward III, enthroned, with Eglesfield presenting the plan; to right, Sir Joseph Williamson and Dr Lancaster. See Helen Mary Petter, 'The Oxford Almanacks' (Oxford 1974), p. 56; Alexander. Both surviving plates are signed by Vertue. 'Vertue and others' were paid £76 7s. 0d. for 'engraving etc. the Almanack'; Alexander suggests that Vertue sub-contracted some of the work, probably the calendar, which had been engraved by William Hullet in the previous two years. He adds that although Vertue places this under 1727, it was presumably engraved in 1726. The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
Alexander (2008): 489.
[Ref: 52467]   £320.00  
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXXIII.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXXIII.
[G. Vertue Sculp.]
[n.d. c.1733.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 507 x 451mm (20 x 17¾"). Tax stamp top left corner. Some spotting.
A view of St John's College, on a scroll against a landscape background; in three frames below are Archbishop Laud, to left, praying, with a four-headed demon in front of him; in the centre, Sir Thomas White, the founder, with figures of charity and Aesculapius; to right, Bishop Juxon leading Charles I to the scaffold. See Helen Mary Petter, 'The Oxford Almanacks' (Oxford 1974), p. 59. Mr Green was paid £4.4s.0d. for the design and Mr Debosc was paid £52.10s.0d. for engraving two plates. This was probably Claude Du Bosc, who also engraved a plate for 1720. The buildings are taken from David Loggan, 'Oxonia Illustrata' (1675). The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXXIV.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXXIV.
G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d. c.1734.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 501 x 451mm (19¾ x 17¾"). Tax stamp top left corner. Some spotting and soiling.
View of the Canterbury Quad of St John's College, with a statue in a niche above an arched entrance in the far side; with Dr Sherard on the left, holding a plan of the Botanical Gardens, kneeling beside Oxonia who sits under a neo-classical porch, receiving a procession of officials, headed by Archbishop Laud, who had the quadrangle built. See Helen Mary Petter, 'The Oxford Almanacks' (Oxford 1974), p. 59; Alexander. The Canterbury Quadrangle was built by Archbishop Laud in 1631-36. Vertue records in 1729 that he 'drew St John's Coll. quadrangle, Collonade, and front of of the 2 great arches designed by Inigo Jones (not certain)'. Both plates were engraved by Vertue. Alexander notes that this is one of the few Almanacks designed not in Oxford, but by Vertue himself, who often engraved the architectural elements from drawings made in Oxford, often after existing engravings. The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
Alexander (2008): 625.
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXXII. Being Bissextile or Leap Year.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXXII. Being Bissextile or Leap Year.
[G. Vertue Sculp.]
[n.d. c.1732.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 495 x 458mm (19½ x 18"). Tax stamp top left corner. Staining; creasing.
Trinity College, shown in the background with figures in the foreground, including the founder Sr Thomas Pope, holding a view of the college to left, Dr Bathurst in the centre, refusing the mitre which is offered by a cherub, with a view of a neo-classical façade and another showing the central section of the building shown, on the ground nearby and other figures to right, including Adams, Bishop of Limerick and Wright, Bishop of Litchfield, fellows of the college. The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
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[Trinity College] Collegium S.te Trinitatis.
[Trinity College] Collegium S.te Trinitatis.
D. Loggan delin et sculp. cum Privil. S.R.M.
[Oxford, David Loggan, 1675.]
Engraving. 320 x 410mm (12½ x 16"), with large margins. Split in centre fold repaired at bottom.
An elevated view of Trinity College, published in David Loggan's 'Oxonia Illustrata'.
[Ref: 52855]   £320.00  
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXXVIII.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXXXVIII.
G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d. c.1738.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 506 x 451mm (20 x 17¾"), very large margins. Stamped at top left corner. Central crease.
A view of Wadham College, according to designs for its rebuilding; in the foreground, James I enthroned to left with the founders Nicholas and Dorothy Wadham beside him and an allegorical female figure of Learning, with John Wilkins, warden and Bishop of Chester in the centre, holding drawings of Wadham and Gresham colleges, Thomas Sprat, writing his history of the Royal Society, the astronomer Seth Ward and former students Christopher Wren, with views of the Sheldonian Theatre and St. Paul's and Admiral Robert Blake, indicating a picture of a naval engagement; behind these figures is another group, including Philip Bisse and Humphrey Hody, professor of Greek. See Helen Mary Petter, 'The Oxford Almanacks' (Oxford 1974), p. 65-66. Both surviving plates are signed by Vertue. Me green the painter was paid £4.4s.0d. in 1745-6 for the drawing. The front and flanking buildings are taken from an engraving signed 'MBurghers delin. et sculp.', the rest is taken from Loggan, 'Oxonia Illustrata' in 1675. The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
Alexander (2008): 786.
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXLI.
The Oxford Almanack for the Year of the our Lord God MDCCXLI.
G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d. c.1741.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 501 x 458mm (19¾ x 18"). Tax stamp top left corner.
A view of Worcester College, according to the 18th century design, of which the south side was never built; below, a cartouche showing Charity kneeling before the founder Sir Thomas Cookes, standing next to Bishop Lloyd of Worcester, followed by figures of Divinity, Law, Physick and the Sciences; to right, Dr Clarke stands holding a plan of the library, with benefactors Margaret Alcorne and Sarah Eaton. See Helen Mary Petter, 'The Oxford Almanacks' (Oxford 1974), p. 62. Both surviving plates are signed by Vertue; the perspective is taken from the engraving by W. Williams, 'Oxonia Depicta', 1733, Pl. lviii. The Oxford Almanack is an annual almanac published since 1674. The stamp duty was payable to the compiler of the almanac, set at 1 shilling and threepence per year covered by Act of Parliament 55 Geo. III c. 185. The same act set the penalty for issuing an unstamped almanac as three months' imprisonment.
Alexander (2008): 826.
[Ref: 52479]   £320.00  
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