View of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Watercolour on paper
13.5 x 23cm
A charming view of Corpus Christi College and assorted denizens of Cambridge.
The college is notable as the only one founded by Cambridge townspeople; it was established in 1352 by the Guild of Corpus Christi and the Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary, making it the sixth-oldest college in Cambridge. With around 250 undergraduates and 200 postgraduates, it also has the second smallest student body of the traditional colleges of the University, after Peterhouse. The College has traditionally been one of the more academically successful colleges in the University of Cambridge. It also ranks among the wealthiest Cambridge colleges in terms of fixed assets, being exceptionally rich in silver.
Unsigned; labelled ‘Corpus Christi Coll. Cambridge’ in ink, lower left.
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