Monday, 25 June 2012

Wall Maps and Medical Posters

This June Sanders are pleased to present a mini-catalogue of printed items intended to inform, educate and entertain. The catalogue contains a series of large scale wall maps published by the Oxford University Press alongside German medical posters both intended for use in schools. In addition to these are a small collection of curiosities such as complete anatomical pop up books and jigsaw puzzle maps.

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Oxford College Prints

As the worlds largest seller of Oxford related material Sanders of Oxford is the ideal place to find that much deserved graduation present.

This photogravure of Christ Church College engraved by Emery Walker after Edmund Hort New is a striking example of a souvenier that lasts a life time.

We have thousands of images depicting town and gown, from General and High Street views, Individual Colleges, Academic Dress and Oxford Maps.

With prints of the famous University city starting at just £1 we cater for all budgets enabling customers to make a gesture that doesn't break the bank.

You can easily browse through our online catalogue or pop into the shop to rummage for a bargain.

Christi Church, Oxford
Emery Walker after Edmund Hort New
Published by Edmund Hort New, 17 Worcester Place, Oxford, AD 1916
Image 640 x 410 mm

Edmund Hort New, known as E.H. New, was born in Evesham in 1871. He was the son of an important lawyer. He attended the Birmingham Municipal School of Art. He began painting landscape and later he devoted himself to illustration. Early in his career he worked with Ruskin and other associated Arts and Crafts artists. He latter went on to work for William Morris's Kelmscott Press. The influence of these experiences is evident in his prints - the decorative boarders, armorials, etc.

Over a period of years New did a series of prints of the Oxford Colleges based on the David Loggan's 1675 aerial perspectives. New took Loggan's format and enriched his prints with many fine details of and abut the colleges and they are valued today by many collectors because of the high level of detail and the fact that they represent the colleges in their present state.

These prints were made through a relatively new process at the time - photo engraving. Like photogravures the print is made by transferring a photo to a copper plate and then printing it. With the E.H. New prints, a contact print of New's pen and ink drawing was made and the large negative attached to a plate which was then exposed in an acid bath, the acid only biting where the negative was clear; thus, creating and engraved plate of New's drawing. The prints were available separately at shops in Oxford such as Ryman's in the early part of the 20th century. 

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Jonathan Brett Giclee Prints

This contemporary Giclee print by local artist Jonathan Brett is a wonderfully quirky play on traditional Oxford life.  Trained as a photographer, Brett makes merticulously detailed drawings in pen and ink and then creates a limited number of high quality Giclee prints from the original.

We stock a range of Jonathan Brett prints relating to Oxford as well as a very limited number of original drawings.

Peloton, pictured here is one of an edition of just 25.

Giclee print
Image 100 x 440 mm, Sheet 224 x 595 mm
Signed, numbered and inscribed in pencil

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Stunning Dr Hooker Mezzotint featured on the BBC!

Nature lovers may have seen this spectacular mezzotint featured recently on the BBCs Natural World episode The Himilayas.  

This extremely rare engraving documents Dr. Joseph Dalton Hooker's famous expedition into the Himalayas.

A hugely important figure in the history of botanic science, and a close friend of Charles Darwin, Dr Hooker was the first European ever to collect plants from the Himalayas. He was Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for twenty years and during his exploration of the Himilayas he sent back many previously unknown species of rhododendron, some of which can be seen in Kew's Rhododendron Dell. His book The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya was followed by two volumes of Himalayan Journals and The Flora of British India.

[Dr. Joseph Dalton Hooker, F.R.S. in the Rhododendron Region of the Himalaya Mountains]

William Walker after Frank Stone
Image 567 x 479 mm, Plate 682 x 560 mm, Sheet 780 x 610 mm

Finished proof before all letters.

Dr. Hooker seated and looking to the left, is offered gifts of Rhododendrons by the kneeling female figures surrounding him. A man stands to the right surveying the scene, whilst in the distance the Himalayas can be seen.

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817 - 1911) was a British botanist. The son of Sir William Jackson Hooker, he became director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (1865-1885) following the death of his father.

William Walker the Younger (1791 - 1867) was an engraver, mezzotinter and publisher. Born in Scotland and trained in Edinburgh, Walker moved to London to work for Thomas Wollnoth. In 1829 he married Elizabeth Reynolds, the daughter of Samuel William Reynolds I. They had a son who was also named William Walker. It is thought that the Alexander Walker publishing from 3 King Street is also related.

O’Donoghue (not recorded)

Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd