James Manning studied at St. John’s College, Cambridge, and subsequently St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. Inspired by the architecture of his university city, James bought his first artwork: a 17th century David Loggan engraving of Caius College, Cambridge. Since, James has placed several important works of art in the collections of Oxford and Cambridge colleges, and Manning Fine Art has expanded its repertoire from views of Oxford and Cambridge to Modern British Art, views of London, ecclesiastical and maritime art, original vintage posters, & c.

Annabelle Fuller studied at Magdalen College, Oxford and then The Courtauld. Annabelle won the prestigious Newdigate Prize for poetry in her final year at Oxford; previous winners include Oscar Wilde, John Ruskin, Alan Hollinghurst, John Buckan, and Matthew Arnold. She is pictured here with ‘Stringed Form’ by Barbara Hepworth at The Hepworth in Wakefield.