John Donowell (flourished 1753 – 1786)
A View of the Conduit part of Carfax Church, the Piazza called the Butter Market, the Town Hall, the West Front of Christ Church College, &c. in the University of Oxford (1750)
29 x 42 cm
An eighteenth century view of St Aldate”s, featuring the west front of Christ Church and the Town Hall. Undergraduates, academics, and townspeople saunter along, all under the watchful eye of Tom Tower.
John Donowell was an eighteenth-century British architect and engraver, considered to be one of the principal architect-draughtsmen in the latter part of the eighteenth century. He exhibited in 1761 at the Free Society, then through the 1760s at the Society of Artists, and from 1778 to 1786 at the Royal Academy; prints, some hand-coloured, were published at this time.
Condition: some browning; antique frame with old glass.
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