after Edward Dayes (1763 – 1804)

Oxford (1792)


Hand-coloured engraving

15 x 20 cm

Published February 1st 1792 by Harrison & Co, Paternoster Row.

A charmingly-coloured Oxford punting scene, with Magdalen Tower and other dreaming spires behind.

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: very good.

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