Click here to skip to content

Trinity College, Cambridge f.14

Trinity College, Cambridge f.14

Artist: Buckler, John Chessell

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1818

Shelfmark: Additional MS 36360

Item number: f.14

Length: 26.3

Width: 35.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Trinity College was founded by Henry VIII in 1546 and amalgamated two 14th-century colleges, Michaelhouse and King's Hall. Thomas Nevile, who became Master of Trinity in 1593, was responsible for building much of the new college. The Hall seen here dates from this time and boasts a magnificent timber-beamed ceiling. A portrait of Henry VIII by the great painter Holbein used to hang here but has now been replaced by a reproduction.

Past alumni of Trinity College include the philosophers Francis Bacon, Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein; poets John Dryden, Lord Byron and Alfred Lord Tennyson; scientists Sir Isaac Newton and Ernest Rutherford and writers William Thackeray and Vladimir Nabokov.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites


Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: