A rare subscribers proof.Heath 1818, 5, Rawlinson 80 i/ii i.e. iii/iv Dedicated to John Scott, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain and High Steward of the University of Oxford by the publisher, James Wyatt of Oxford. A companion print to Turner's view of the High Street this fine view of the city beyond the village of South Hinksey gives a splendid portrait of tranquility compared with the hustle and bustle of the countryside round Oxford today. Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in 1775 and died in 1851. He was a student at the Royal Academy from 1790-1793 and later a pupil of Thomas Malton where he studied perspective and architectural drawing. In 1802, he became a full member of the Royal Academy and from 1815 onwards much of his prolific output of drawings was used to provide material for the line engravings in topographical works such as Picturesque Views of England and Wales.Image 400 x 600 mm, Plate 495 x 650 mm, Sheet 558 x 704 mm Published February 13th 1818. By James Wyatt Carver and Gilder, High Street, Oxford. as the Act directs. Copper engraving with later hand colour. John Pye after J.M.W. Turner. Excellent original condition with original purchase receipt on reverse.
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