Astronomical Observatory, from The History of Oxford

John Bluck, English, 1791 - 1819
after Frederick Mackenzie, Scottish, 1788 - 1854



Hand colored etching on wove paper

Plate: 11 3/4 × 9 7/8 in. (29.9 × 25.1 cm)

Sheet: 13 9/16 × 11 1/4 in. (34.4 × 28.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Rudolph Ackermann


Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


19th century

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Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate lower left margin: F. Mackenzie del.t [t in superscript]; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: J. Bluck sculp.t [t in superscript]; inscribed, in plate, lower center: ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY / London, Pub.d [d in superscript] Feb.y [y in superscript] 1 1814, at 101 Strand for R. Ackermann's History of Oxford.


Goodspeed's Book Shop, Boston, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 1951.

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