‘OXFORD TRANSPORTS, or Albanians doing Penance for Past Offences’
‘Drawn and Engraved by R. Cruikshank‘.
‘Published March 1.1824. by Sherwood Jones & Co.’
Nice colours, hand-coloured.
Originally bound in book (The English Spy)’.
Fold UL corner, creases lower border. Smudges and some yellowing.
21 x 14 cm.
Drawn and engraved by Robert Cruikshank, published in 1824. The author of The English Spy claimed that the scene was ‘faithfully delineated; from the recollection of a rowdy wine part at St Alban Hall during the last years of Dr. Winstanley’s principalship, at which he and Cruikshank were guests. Members of the hall, known as the ‘Botany Bay’ of the University since men expelled from their colleges for disciplinary transgressions were received there, were not unduly inconvenienced by its relaxed regime.
Nineteenth-century Oxford edited by M. G. Brock, M. C. Curthoys
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