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The Inside of the Entrance of the garden [of Magdalen College] at Oxford

The Inside of the Entrance of the garden [of Magdalen College] at Oxford

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymous

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1783

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15546

Item number: f.25

Length: 37.2

Width: 27

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

An outline view in ink of the entrance of Magdalen College Garden in Oxford, drawn by S.H. Grimm. Magdalen College, as this excerpt from the 1791 Universal British Directory shows, was thought to have "many delightful walks and lawns, and flocked with about thirty or forty head of deer. No college enjoys a more agreeable or extensive environ.... there is a meadow, within the college precincts, consisting of about thirteen acres, surrounded by a pleasant walk called the water-walk. The whole circuit of the walk is washed by branches of the Cherwell, and has many pretty rural prospects, one of which, from the east, commands the new bridge."

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