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East Front of the Library of Trinity College

East Front of the Library of Trinity College

Artist and engraver: Malton, Thos.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 8

Item number: 63f

Length: 35.3

Width: 50.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

Angled view of the east front of Christopher Wren's Library for Trinity College Cambridge. This shows the garden facing side of the library, the rest of the library faced Nevile's Court. Wren's library was built between 1676-1690. It built of creamy Ketten stone with a pinkish hew. The ground floor on the river facing side seems quite closed apart from some small windows, but on the upper level is the library with its large arched windows. The library building was very striking for its time, and its unfussy classical style contrasted with the rest of college building at the University.

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