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Creator:
John Malchair, 1730–1812, German, active in Britain (1754–1812)
Title:

Broad Street, Oxford

Former Title(s):

Broad Street, Oxford, full moon

Date:
ca. 1790
Medium:
Watercolor, charcoal and graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 × 17 7/8 inches (30.5 × 45.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite on verso, center: "Broad Street, Oxford, looking East, The Clarendon Press and | Thesdonian Theatre in the distance. Winter, full moon | 6 p.m., Jan 1,1790 | Taken from a spot in front of J.B. Malchair's house", inscribed on verso, in lower left: "Malchair's handwriting", inscribed in verso, lower left to center: "Clarendon Street Oxford - Jan-1st-1790-16", inscribed on verso, lower center: "17 3/4x12", inscribed in verso, lower right:"No 147" encircled

Watermark: fleur-de-lis (not in Heawood, Churchill or Shorter), embossing on mount

Signed in graphite on verso, center: "By John Baptist Malchair | 1727/31-1812"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5452
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cityscape | street | university
Associated Places:
Balliol College | Clarendon Building | England | Europe | Exeter College | Oxford | Oxfordshire | Sheldonian Theater | United Kingdom | University of Oxford
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:11086
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