Click here to skip to content

View of University of Oxford

View of University of Oxford

Engraver: Lewis, FC

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1806

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXIV

Item number: 18

Genre: Topographical Print

The University had been in existence since the early middle ages and its buildings dominated the town. During the 17th century much of the industrial work in the city was devoted entirely to the needs of the university. Travelogue author, Celia Fiennes visited the city in the 1690s, commenting: "Its situation is fine on a round hill, environ'd round with hills adorn'd with Woods and Enclosures." She described the town as "pleasant and compact" and noted that "the Theater stands the highest of all [buildings]" in a skyline "whose towers and spires appeares very well at a distance".

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: