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Object: The Oxford Almanack For the Year of our Lord God MDCCXLVII
Series: The Oxford Almanac
A flagged interior where the Principal of St Edmund Hall, John Mill, is presenting his Greek Testament to Queen Anne, who sits on a throne under an arched alcove with corinthian pilasters either side, a view of the college in a frame on the wall above her, Thomas Hearne standing to left, indicating a picture of Godstow Nunnery, labelled 'Ectypa Varia' on the wall behind and Stephen Penton, Principal in 1676-84, to right, holding a plan of the college.
Etching and engraving
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Height: 451 millimetres (image)
Height: 497 millimetres (trimmed?)
Width: 445 millimetres (image)
Width: 454 millimetres (trimmed)
- Curator's comments
- See Helen Mary Petter, 'The Oxford Almanacks' (Oxford 1974), p. 64; Alexander.
Both plates were engraved by Vertue. There is a drawing, which differs in various details, in the Ashmolean (Almanack Vol.). Green was paid £8.8s.0d. for the design.
In 1746, the principal Thomas Shaw, requested funds to rebuild the western half of the north range. It was rebuilt in keeping with the eastern part of the range, in the style of the late 16th century.
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