Randolph Schwabe

The Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford

1942

Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 565 x 387 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1942
Reference
N05371

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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