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The Towers of Oxford


The Towers of Oxford from the Bell Tower of Magdalen College.

To the Memory of the Founders, Builders, & Custodians of this Noble Group of Buildings This Plate is Gratefully Dedicated, by the Artist; Edmund Hort New: AD 1908

Originally published in 1908, this a photo-engraving [i.e. printed from a metal plate], made from a 1908 original. It was printed by hand on an Albion hand-press, on acid-free laid paper.

Engraved area: 53.5 x 21.5cm
Paper size: 63.5 x 29.5cm

This is an excellent copy, never mounted or framed, of an Edmund Hort New view of The Towers of Oxford.

New was born in Evesham in 1871, moved to Oxford in 1905, and died there in 1931.

He was heavily influenced by the Arts & Crafts Movement, especially A.J.Gaskin and William Morris, and became a master of pen & ink drawing.

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