Art of Oxford

#Oxford is a beautiful city and has been depicted by many artists.  Today’s artist is #GeorgeHuardel-Bly (1872-19?).  A Frenchman by birth who loved to travel.  He lived in Brighton, England for a time.

Magdalen College and Bridge  by G Huardel-Bly @ 1929

Magdalen College and Bridge
by G Huardel-Bly @ 1929

 

Oxford High Street by G Huardel-Bly

Oxford High Street
by G Huardel-Bly

I have several etchings by George Huardel-Bly in my collection.  Huardel-Bly was an superb engraver and was well known as such.   He detailed his travels across Europe in exquisite etchings and drypoints.

Wadham Quad by G Huardel-Bly

Wadham Quad
by G Huardel-Bly

 

New College Gates - Oxford by G Huardel-Bly

New College Gates – Oxford
by G Huardel-Bly

Of George Huardel-Bly’s personal life little is known but he was a prolific etcher and print-maker.  He was extremely popular during his residency in England.  His etching subjects stretched from the humblest of villages to the most famous of landmarks.

New College, Oxford by G Huardel-Bly

New College, Oxford
by G Huardel-Bly

 

Merton College, Oxford by G Huardel-Bly

Merton College, Oxford
by G Huardel-Bly

The six etchings in today’s chapter are all of Oxford and the colleges within it’s bounds.  Having been to Oxford,  I can attest to the accuracy of his renderings.  They are fine examples of Huardel-Bly’s talent.

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