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Emanuel College, in the University of Cambridge

Emanuel College, in the University of Cambridge

Artist and engraver: Malton, Thos.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1799

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 8

Item number: 55a

Length: 41

Width: 56.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View from the street of an entrance to Emanuel College at Cambridge University. The college was one of two founded in the Elizabethan period. It was established in 1854 by Sir Walter Mildmay, Chancellor of the Exchequer. It was initially one of the smallest colleges with three fellows and only four scholars. The college building are on the site of a the former Dominican Priory of Cambridge. This is the west range of the Front Court, which was one of the newer college buildings at the time this print was made. It was rebuilt in 1769 and as this picture shows, provided an entrance from the college onto the street. It is a classical style building: seventeen bays wide with big three storied pavilions on each corner and a pedimented centre with giant Ionic columns.

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