Oriel College, Oxford (1736)



35 x 43 cm

This fantasia on Oriel, featuring a sublime rendering of the College’s architecture and a parade of sound Oriel men, was featured in the 1736 edition of the Oxford Almanack.

The Oxford Almanack was an annual almanack published by the Oxford University Press for the University of Oxford from 1674 through 2019 (when printing sadly ceased due to “dwindling interest”). The almanack traditionally included engravings or lithographs of the University and information about the upcoming year. Other almanack artists have included Michael Burghers, J. M. W. Turner, and John Piper. Basire and Dayes collaborated on several views of Oxford during the courses of their careers.

Floreat Oriel!

Condition: good. Trimmed.

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