Robert Parkinson

Exeter College Chapel from Broad Street (1964)



33 x 46 cm

A lithograph of Exeter’s chapel, viewed from Broad Street, from a drawing by Robert Parkinson. Parkinson’s depiction of the chapel centres around its architecture; markedly inspired by the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris and designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the chapel was built between 1856 and 1860. Here, Parkinson has its spire reach upward into a blank sky.

Parkinson’s 1962 etching was reproduced as a lithograph in 1964, to be published in the “Oxford Almanack”. The Oxford Almanack was an annual almanac published by the Oxford University Press for the University of Oxford from 1674 through 2019 (when printing sadly ceased due to “dwindling interest”). The almanac traditionally included engravings or lithographs of the University and information about the upcoming year. Other almanac artists have included James Basire, Michael Burghers, J. M. W. Turner, and John Piper.

Condition: very good, save for crease to top left corner (tear to margin which will be hidden under the mount).

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