Richard Flemming

005004
  • Author: Rudolph Ackermann
  • Date: 1814
  • Medium: Auqatint
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 12.5 x 15.75
  • Centimeters: 32.05 x 40.38
  • Price: $250.00
Description:

This portrait was original printed for Rudolph Ackermann’s A History of The University of Oxford by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh in London circa 1814. Displayed in Ackermann’s publication was a series of historical buildings, views of Oxford and portraits of those who help establish colleges and public buildings in the University of Oxford.

Richard Fleming was descended from a gentry family and educated at Oxford where he excelled in logic and philosophy allowing him to earn higher degrees than were usually conferred. In 1427 Flemming obtained a royal license empowering him to found the Lincoln college at Oxford for the special purpose of training theologians to combat heresy.
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