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Worcester College

Worcester College

Engraved area: 32 x 44cmPaper size: 54.5 x 38.5cm
Worcester College crest

WORCESTER COLLEGE, OXFORD. Endowed AD 1714 under the Will of Sir Thomas Cookes, Baronet. Originally founded for Benedictine Students AD 1283, by Sir John Giffard, Lord Brimnsfield, and known as GLOUCESTER COLLEGE. Re-established after the Dissolution of the Monasteries as GLOUCESTER HALL

Originally published in 1931, this is a photo-engraving [i.e. printed from a metal plate], made from a 1931 original. It was printed by hand on an Albion hand-press, on acid-free laid paper

This is an excellent copy, never mounted or framed, of an Edmund Hort New view of Worcester College.

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.