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Great Court and Chapel of Trinity College

Great Court and Chapel of Trinity College

Artist and engraver: Malton, Thos.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 8

Item number: 61b1

Length: 36

Width: 51

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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View of the Great Court, the focal point of Trinity College, Cambridge. It was built on the orders of Thomas Nevile, who had been appointed Master of the College in 1593. The College, which had been founded by Henry VIII in 1543, was previously a mixture of the old buildings of Michaelhouse and King's Hall. It lacked a sense of identity and coherence. Using the ranges of pre-existing buildings, a large courtyard was established which was the largest at the university. The large Chapel seen here was built in 1555-67 in the Gothic style, using stone from the Cambridge's Grey Friars.

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