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Master's House, Magdalene College, Cambridge f.9

Master's House, Magdalene College, Cambridge f.9

Artist: Buckler, John Chessell

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1835

Shelfmark: Additional MS 36360

Item number: f.9

Length: 18

Width: 25.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Magdalene (pronounced "maudlin") College exhibits a variety of architectural styles, representing its transformation over the centuries from ecclesiastical establishment to academic centre. Founded in 1428 by Henry VI, it was originally intended as a hostel for Benedictine monks visiting the University to pursue their studies in theological law.

In 1548 it was admitted as a college proper into the University corpus. It remains the smallest of the colleges in Cambridge and its most illustrious scholar is probably the diarist Samuel Pepys.

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