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Trinity Hall Observed: Doors and Windows of an Ancient College

Sixteen pen and wash drawings in sepia ink of doorways, archways and windows of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
When Sep 14, 2013 11:00 AM to
Nov 17, 2013 05:00 PM
Where Leslie Stephen Room, Trinity Hall
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01799 530373
Attendees The general public. All members of the Cambridge Drawing Society are most welcome.
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This project is the result of four years work in which I was encouraged by my College to do drawings of Trinity Hall by focussing on doors and windows, a different approach from previous works that portray façades, courts, and ranges of buildings.  My medium is sepia ink, used for both line and wash, and the sixteen drawings are classical in manner, a style that suits both the early mediaeval features of Trinity Hall and the late 18th century neoclassical refacing of the Front Court.  The result, it is hoped, is an intimate portrait of one of Cambridge's smaller and most beautiful colleges, the doors and archways suggesting the passage of countless members and inhabitants of the College over the centuries.  The exhibition is held in the Leslie Stephen Room, a pleasant old room overlooking Front Court, in which the pale wooden panelling with its elegant mouldings matches the classical style of these drawings.

The exhibition is open to the public, free of charge, on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12.30, and on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. from September 14th through to November 17th.  Additional times for visiting may be arranged with the College; call 01223 332555 or email:   All works are for sale, and there are also postcards of the drawings for sale that the College has produced most attractively.

Some examples of my drawings may be viewed on my website:

STOP PRESS 20th September:  Fifteen of the sixteen framed originals on display have now been sold or reserved.  We shall be making fine-art prints from now on, mounted (but not framed) for sale at a price in the region of £30; so if you visit and are interested in a print of any drawing(s) do please fill in one of the forms to be found in the room, and I shall then contact you.

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