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The University Museum

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1956 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Piper, John, born 1903 - died 1992 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour process engraving and letterpress

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Delegates of the Clarendon Press, Oxford

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case N, shelf 12, box A

Physical description

Print showing the carved vaulted stonework ceiling of the University Museum at Oxford. Skeletons of a large fish or whale and a mammal are visible at the base of the image along with display cases, but the focus is on the elaborately carved vaulting.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1956 (published)


Piper, John, born 1903 - died 1992 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour process engraving and letterpress

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with title, artist's name and with letterpress


Height: 76.2 cm, Width: 55.88 cm

Object history note

See images attached on CMS for more information;
- Written in first image on CMS is written:
E; Register of Prints and Drawings For Year 1955
The Accessions Lists for 1955-1956 were printed in one Volume in year 1963.
The Permanent Registers for the two years have been compiled and bound seperately in 1966.
Donors addresses checked in 1963.
Combined 1955-1956 Forewored found in images attached to CMS.

Descriptive line

John Piper. "The University Museum". British, 1956.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956 London: HMSO, 1963


Printing ink


Colour-process engraving; Letterpress printing


Architectural fittings; Architecture; Interiors; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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