William Patten

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

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.

William Patten was Provost of Eton (1442–1447), Bishop of Winchester (1447-1486) and Lord Chancellor of England (1456-1460). He was educated first at Winchester school before continuing his studies at Oxford. Patten showed proficiency in the literature of the times, philosophy and divinity, he acquired fame as a schoolmaster at Winchester and was responsible for establishing Magdalen college, Oxford.
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