"Amateur Navvies at Oxford - Undergraduates Making a Road as suggested by Mr. Ruskin"
This is an original 1874 black and white double-page wood engraving of an illustration by Joseph Nash (1809-1878) that depicts undergraduate students from Oxford University and Baliol College in England constructing a road as part of the new "hands-on" educational cirriculum developed by English art critic, John Ruskin (1819-1900).
This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso. There is an original center crease.
Period Paper is proud to present a collection of wood engravings from 1874 issues of The Graphic magazine that depict the people, places, and events of the Victorian era world, including; Warwick Castle, the homes of John Bunyan and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, soldiers of the British Army during the Third Anglo-Ashanti War, Queen Victoria, and other members of the British Royal Family. To continue browsing this interesting collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!
This piece was illustrated by Nash, Joseph. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
Reproductive art by H. Harral.