Drawings of Oxfordshire Collected by William Upcott

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

'Drawings in Oxfordshire.' Six volumes containing for the most part prints with a considerable number (over 300) of pencil and other drawings interspersed, done by various hands in the 18th and 19th century. The subjects are almost exclusively buildings and architectural details. There is an index to the drawings only of all 6 volumes in Vol. I, from which it appears that they are chiefly from the hands of T. Fischer and A. Pugin, together with a number for Blenheim Palace by Sir J. Vanbrugh. The nucleus of the collection was formed by William Upcott.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Upcott (1779-1845) was an antiquary and autograph collector. Details are given in the  Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The collection was bought at Sotheby's in 1928.

Note

Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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