Drawings of Oxfordshire Collected by William Upcott
'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.
- 18th-19th cent.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Oxon. a. 35].
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MSS. Top. Oxon. a. 35-9
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13425
Biographical / Historical
William Upcott (1779-1845) was an antiquary and autograph collector. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
P.S. Spokes, Summary Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library relating to the city county and university of Oxford. Accessions from 1916 to 1962 (Oxford, 1964).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was bought at Sotheby's in 1928.
- Drawings of Oxfordshire Collected by William Upcott
- Emily Tarrant
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