A general view of the city of Oxford

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A view of the city of Oxford from a distance with a horse and cows grazing in the foreground on either side of a stream. In middle distance there is a large manor with outbuildings.

  • Printmaker: Green, John, active 1746-1776, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: A general view of the city of Oxford [graphic] = Vue générale de la ville d’Oxford / I. Green delin. et sculp.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Robt. Sayer, map & printseller, at No. 53 in Fleet Street, as the act directs, 10 August 1773.

Catalog Record

773.08.10.02+

Acquired May 2021

A general view of the city of Oxford

view of the city of Oxford

A view of the city of Oxford from a distance with a horse and cows grazing in the foreground on either side of a stream. In middle distance there is a large manor with outbuildings

  • Printmaker: Green, John, active 1746-1776, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: A general view of the city of Oxford [graphic] = Vue générale de la ville d’Oxford / I. Green delin. et sculp.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Robt. Sayer, map & printseller, at No. 53 in Fleet Street, as the act directs, 10 August 1773.

Catalog Record

773.08.10.02+

Acquired May 2021

Album of watercolors of the countryside around Weston Sands House

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An album of watercolors assembled by the gentleman farmer and amateur artist John Tomes showing views of his manor house Weston Sands House and the surrounding countryside. Tomes recorded his estate from many angles and in all seasons as well as picturesque spots in the neighbouring countryside, including several views of the River Avon which bordered his estate. Also included are a series of watercolors taken on a trip to the Isle of Wight. There is also a view of Windsor Castle (?) across the Thames and many watercolors of medieval ruins, abbeys, and castles. Tomes also copied a number of Turner prints from the ‘Liber Studiorum’ (published 1807-1819) and his ‘Picturesque views on the Southern Coast’ (published 1814-1826).

  • Artist: Tomes, John, 1791-1863, artist.
  • Title: [Album of watercolors of the countryside around Weston Sands House] [art original].
  • Production: [Warwickshire, England], [ca. 1818-1850]

Catalog Record

Folio 75 T656 818

Acquired April 2021

Views of London

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A writing sheet, illustrated with ten views of London that border a central blank area.

  • Title: Views of London [graphic].
  • Publication: London : Published April 4, 1814, by R. Harrild, 20 Great Eastcheap, [4 April 1814]

Catalog Record

814.04.04.01+

Acquired December 2020

 

Arrival of the flotilla of Admiral Howe

description belowUnsigned; attributed to Rowlandson.
Inscribed on verso: Names of the Ships taken by Lord Howe on 1st of June 1794, and brought into Portsmouth Harbour; Sans Pareille 84 Guns, L’America 74, Limpetue 84, Northumberland 84, Achille 76, La Vengeur 74.

 

  • Artist: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist.
  • Title: [Arrival of the flotilla of Admiral Howe into Portsmouth Harbour on 1 June 1794] [art original].
  • Production: [England], [1794]

Catalog Record

Drawings R79 no. 17 Box 2

Acquired August 2020

The Sunday school children of Colchester

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A view of the grounds of the Castle Park in Colchester (Essex) with tents erected for the celebration of the anniversary of the Sunday school. The tents, along the left side accommodate a series of booths, each equipped to feed the children in orderly queues. Against a background of trees along the perimeter of the lawns are groups of people strolling, walking dogs, or sitting with their own picnic baskets; they are apparently of the middle or better classes (judging by their clothes) looking on their objects of charity?

 

  • Title: The Sunday school children of Colchester [graphic] : at their anniversary dinner in the Castle bailey.
  • Publication: [Colchester, England] : Published October 1t, 1797, by I. Marsden, Colchester, [1 October 1797]

Catalog Record

797.10.01.01+

Acquired August 2020

Memoirs of Mrs. Fitzherbert

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Extra-illustrated with the addition of 54 portraits and views (some hand-colored) ranging in date from the late 18th to the late 19th century, inlaid to size. Also bound in at the end is a publisher’s catalog (45, [3] pages) dated New Burlington Street, Jan. 1, 1856

 

  • Author: Langdale, Chas (Charles), 1787-1868, author.
  • Title: Memoirs of Mrs. Fitzherbert; with an account of her marriage with H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, afterwards King George IV / by the Hon. Charles Langdale.
  • Publication: London : Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, publisherin ordinary to Her Majesty, MDCCCLVI [1856]

Catalog Record

53 H645 S856

Acquired March 2020

Durhm Saugur, Comilla

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A Bangladeshi hunting scene showing three riders, one a woman riding side-saddle, following a pack of hounds; Indian servants and an English family in the foreground.

 

  • Title: Durhm Saugur, Comilla [graphic].
  • Publication: [Comilla, Bangladesh?] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1820]

Catalog Record

820.00.00.92+

Acquired August 2020

Album of drawings of Bletchingley, 1828-1829

cover of albumpencil sketch of a country estate An album of amateur drawings, with scenes in Kent, East Sussex, Hertfordshire and Surrey. The artist, only identified with the initials ‘S.G.L.’, provides titles and dates for the majority of the drawings. The first group (thirteen in all) dated 1828 are views in Kent, Sussex, and Hertfordshire, including Leeds Castle, Hythe, Sandgate, Rye, Pevensey Castle, Tunbridge Wells, St. Albans, and Hatfield. The second, larger group of drawings are scenes in and round the village of Bletchingley (sometimes Bletchingly) in Surrey, depicting village life.

  • Artist: L., S. G., artist.
  • Title: [Album of drawings of Bletchingley, 1828-1829] [art original] / S.G.L.
  • Production: [England], 1828-1829.

Catalog Record 

Folio 64 Su7 828

Acquired December 2019

A pictorial tour in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire

pencil drawing of a countryside An album of pencil sketches of historic buildings and grounds in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, presumably executed during a tour, beginning in North Yorkshire, then South Yorkshire, and ending in Nottinghamshire. Most drawings are identified.

  • Artist: Haddow, J., artist.
  • Title: [A pictorial tour in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire] [art original].
  • Production: [England], [1820s?]

Catalog Record

62 Y82 825

Acquired November 2019