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[Library of Trinity College, Cambridge.]
[Library of Trinity College, Cambridge.]
J. & H.S. Storer, del & sc.
[n.d. c.1840.]
Engraving, india proof. Plate 305 x 228mm. 12 x 9".
A view inside the Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge. This library was completed in 1695 to the design of Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) and houses significant manuscript, rare books and other special collections. With exquisite classical proportions it maximises the use of space and light; the limewood carvings are by Grinling Gibbons and the furnishings include a series of Roubiliac marble busts of College alumni, including Richard Bentley, Sir Isaac Newton and Francis Bacon. The window at the back is a later addidtion in 1771; designed by Giovanni Battista Cipriani, it was executed by Peckitt of York.
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The Pocock Fig Tree, Oxford, as it Appeared before the Fire in 1809.
The Pocock Fig Tree, Oxford, as it Appeared before the Fire in 1809.
Drawn & Eng.d by J. & H. S. Stoner for the Port Folio.
Pub.d by Sherwood & Co. July 1. 1824.
Engraving. Plate: 150 x 100mm (6 x 4'') large margins.
A view of the ancient fig tree which once grew in Oxford. It was brought from Syria in 1648 by the naturalist Edward Pocock and planted in Oxford. The plant is covered in lead to protect the trunk and branches from the weather. In 1806 there was a fire which nearly destroyed the tree, the lead was also stolen so the tree started to decay.
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