after John Piper (1903 – 1992)
View from the Upper Common Room, The Queen’s College – Oxford Almanac 1972
68 x 49 cm
A lithograph featuring Oxford’s skyline, including the towers of All Souls and the Radcliffe Camera, set against a blustery Piper sky.
Piper’s painting was reproduced as a lithograph in 1972, to be published in the “Oxford Almanack”. The Oxford Almanack was an annual almanac published by the Oxford University Press for the University of Oxford from 1674 through 2019 (when printing sadly ceased due to “dwindling interest”). The almanac traditionally included engravings or lithographs of the University and information about the upcoming year. Other almanac artists have included James Basire, Michael Burghers, J. M. W. Turner, and Michael Oelman.
John Piper CH was an English painter, printmaker, and designer of stained-glass windows. His work often focused on the British landscape, especially churches and monuments, and included tapestry designs, book jackets, screen-prints, photography, fabrics and ceramics.
Condition: very good.
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