For the Year of our Lord God MDCCLVII.

Oxford Almanack, The.

For the Year of our Lord God MDCCLVII.

Description: copper-plate engraving, 505 x 445 mm, to platemark, sheet 765 x 540 mm, tears to upper margin (not entering engraved area) and a couple of other small ones repaired.

Publication Details: [Oxford: University Press], 1757

Notes: The scene is an elaborate allegory - celebrating the arrival of The Arundel, or rather Pomfret, Marbles - on the benefits of adding the study of antiquity, sculpture and architecture to the traditional academic syllabus, with a figure representing the University at right, attended by her three faculties, being led by Minerva from a gothic building towards a scene of classical statuary, ruins, temples and allegorical figures, including a group at left in which in which Time attempts to destroy a marble, prevented by the Genius of antique learning who leads History forward to read its inscriptio...more

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Price: £750

Subject: History

Published Date: 1757

Stock Number: 65604

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