Jesus College Cambridge
Signed in pencil and numbered 84/150
Etching and aquatint print
Inspired by David Loggan’s celebrated engraving of the College in 1680, this view of Jesus College was the first of Ingamells’ series of views of Oxford and Cambridge. It took six months to complete and has long-since sold out from the publisher.
The Master and Fellows of the College own both the original drawing, which the engraving is based upon, and the copper etching plate.
Ingamells trained at St Albans School of Art and the London College of Printing, subsequently working as a graphic designer and illustrator. Based in London he began making drawings of the buildings and landscapes of London. In 1987 he made his first aquatint etching from an architectural drawing at Clarendon graphics and began his now-longstanding relationship with the traditional printing method first popularised by Piranesi.
He has exhibited widely in London including CCA Galleries, The Grosvenor Gallery and the Royal Academy. His work is in many public collections including the Tate Gallery, The National Trust, The Paul Mellon Centre for British Art and the City of London Guildhall Library. Private collections include many of the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, HRH the Prince of Wales, and Shell Oil.
He is currently part-way through his epic project to record all the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, a project undertaken in homage to David Loggan.