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King's College Chapel 58f

King's College Chapel 58f

Artist and engraver: Harraden, R.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1797

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 8

Item number: 58f

Length: 36.5

Width: 55

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of part of King's College and Clare College at Cambridge from the Backs. In the middle are the soaring towers of the west façade of King's College Chapel. To the right is the west façade of King's College's Gibbs Building. The grass courtyard provides a good setting from view to admire the two buildings. The Chapel was built between 1446 and 1515 and is a magnificent example of a late medieval Royal Chapel, in the Gothic Perpendicular Style. The Gibbs building was erected in the 1720s and is a plain modification by James Gibbs of a grand baroque design by Nicholas Hawksmoor. To the left is the west range of Clare College which was built in 1671 . Also seen in this print is a bridge leading from King's College Meadows to the college and another, classical style bridge leading from the Meadows to Clare College.

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