James Basire II (1769 – 1822) after Edward Dayes (1763 – 1804)

Magdalen Tower and Bridge etc. (1797)



35 x 44 cm

An engraving illustrating the pinnacles of Magdalen Tower and the Bridge below.

James Basire II was a British engraver, son of James Basire I, also a celebrated engraver. In 1802 he became Engraver to the Society of Antiquaries.

Edward Dayes was an English watercolour painter and mezzotint engraver. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1786, when he showed a portrait and views of Waltham Cross and Canterbury. In the three following years he exhibited both miniatures and landscapes. He continued to exhibit at the Academy regularly until the year of his death, contributing a total of 64 works. He also exhibited at the Society of Artists, and worked as draughtsman to the Duke of York and Albany.

Condition: generally good; some age toning within margins.

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