|Artist||Henry William Brewer|
|Published||Supplement to the Graphic. [London, 1894]|
|Dimensions||Image 325 x 990 mm|
A large scale aerial view of Cambridge, from an 1894 issue of The Graphic. The print is a companion to a similar view of Oxford by Brewer, published by the Graphic the previous week.
This wonderful panorama of Cambridge views the city from the north, with the Chapels of St John's and King's College at centre. The Cam winds its way through the scene, and the Bridge of Sighs is particularly prominent at the centre right. Beneath the panorama, a key block image with a lettered and numbered key lists colleges, halls, and public buildings of the University, as well as schools, churches, and other notable landmarks.
Henry William Brewer (1836 - 1903) was a London based architectural illustrator active in the late 19th century. Specialising in bird's-eye views of cities, Brewer produced a number of views for British magazines such as The Graphic and The Builder.
The Graphic, founded by William Luson Thomas, was a weekly illustrated newspaper in London that ran from 1869 until 1932. Believing that the Illustrated London News was unsympathetic towards artists, Thomas published The Graphic to compete with the popular Illustrated London News.
Condition: Vertical folds as issued. Creasing to sheet, particularly to folds and edges of sheet. Small tears to top and bottom margins of sheet. Trimmed to bottom of key block. Time toning to edges of sheet.