|Method||Steel engraving with hand colouring|
|Artist||Ebenezer Challis after B Rudge|
|Dimensions||Image 310 x 392 mm, Sheet 368 x 442 mm|
This print shows a interior view of Senate House for the Cambridge University 1848 Almanack looking towards the Vice-Chancellors seat at the west end of the ceremonial building. Located between King's, Caius and Gonville College the university building was designed by James Gibbs and completed in 1730. The marble floor was designed by Christoper Cass and the woodwork by James Essex Sr. The intricate and extensive plaster work of the ceiling is by Artari and Bagutti. Used as a meeting place for the University senate initially, the space is now used for graduation ceremonies and class-lists continue to be posted on the exterior wall in June.
Ebenezer Challis was an engraver of architectural and topographical subjects, active in the nineteenth-century. He produced the earliest plates after Thomas Allom in Britton and Brayley's Devonshire and Cornwall Illustrated (1832). His work was also published in the Art Journal (1849-61), and the Cambridge University Almanack (1832-47).
Bradford Rudge was a draughtsman and printer from Bedford.
Condition: Trimmed within plate line. Toning line from previous mount.