Randolph Schwabe The Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford 1942

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Artwork details

Artist
Randolph Schwabe 1885–1948
Title
The Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford
Date 1942
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 565 x 387 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1942
Reference
N05371
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05371 THE RADCLIFFE OBSERVATORY, OXFORD 1942

Inscr. ‘R. Schwabe Oxford 1942’ b.r.
Watercolour, 22 1/4×15 1/4 (56×38).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1942.
Exh: Arts Council, London and tour, January–July 1951 (26).

The Observatory behind the Radcliffe Infirmary was built at the end of the eighteenth century with funds bequeathed by Dr John Radcliffe (1650–1714), physician to William III and Mary II. He left his library and most of his property to the University.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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