Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The Boat Race

The annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge universities is this weekend. The Race takes place close to Easter each year on the River Thames in West London between Putney and Mortlake.

The first race took place in 1829 in Henley on Thames following a challenge between old school friends. Since the second race in 1836 the contest has taken place in London.

The 2013 Race on Easter Sunday March 31st will be the 159th contest; Cambridge lead the series with 81 victories to Oxford's 76, with one dead-heat in 1877.

We currently have a good selection of rowing prints in stock depicting not only the boat race but also rowing in Oxford and Eton.

With it set to be one of the coldest March days on record for the boat race, this picture of rowing practice on a frozen Thames may not be as far fetched as it looks

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The Jacobites

The Jacobites.
A Catalogue of engraved portraits & satires

Oxford was a stronghold of the Jacobite movement. In the 18th century, Oxford printsellers were providing prints of the exiled Royal Family for the large Jacobite customer base within the University. In fact, it was once said by Willaim Pitt that, “Oxford is paved with Jacobites,” so it is somewhat appropriate that Sanders of Oxford is doing their bit to continue the tradition of selling Jacobite prints in Oxford.

The following work contains a few extremely rare, and in some cases unrecorded prints. This material derives from the library of Viscount Strathallan, whose family were Jacobite supporters. When the chance came to acquire the collection, we could not resist, especially given the success of our previous Jacobite catalogue of 2005. We at Sanders of Oxford hope that you enjoy it. 

Click here to browse the catalogue