Fred Taylor (1875 – 1963)

Magdalen Tower from Magdalen Bridge



25 x 37 cm

Signed lower left.

Fred Taylor captures the indomitable features of Magdalen Tower. The spire rises into a pale sky as undergraduates stream past the entrance to the Porter’s Lodge. An old-fashioned car drives up the High.

This watercolour of Magdalen was a design for the front cover of a guidebook about Oxford.
Fred Taylor was a London-born painter and poster designer. He studied at the Académie Julian in Paris, and Goldsmiths’ in London, later travelling to Italy on a scholarship to study art. He produced many poster designs for railway and shipping firms and was an official camoufleur during the Second World War. He exhibited at the Royal Academy.

Condition: very good.

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