1896 Print over 100 years old London University


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Antique print dated 1896.

The page is over 100 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set it
within a gold frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm, available also in a brown with gold pencil-line frame, your choice.  RL.106.

Entitled – London University.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

London University. – On the south side of Burlington Gardens, between the Arcade and the Albany, are the handsome buildings of the London University, designed by Pennethorne, and opened by Her Majesty, in person, early in the year 1870.

The buildings occupy a site mesuring about 250ft. in length by 150ft. in depth, on which formerly grew two lines of tall poplars.

The elevation is in the ornate Italian style, such as would have gladdened the heart of so great an admirer of classical architecture as the Earl of Burlington, if he could wake up to life again.

As regards its ground plan, it consists of two oblong blocks, smaller of which stands behind and to the south of the principal one.

The front presents a central portion of 120ft. long, flanked by two square towers and extended farther east and west by wings.

These towers carry a clock and a sundial, and between them is a projecting portico with five entrances.

The portico, the centre, and the wings are all surmounted by ornate balustrades, on the pedestals of which are placed statues of eminent men selected as fitting representatives of the various forms of academic culture.

The statues over the portico are seated, while those on the roof are standing;  and there are also other standing figures in niches on the ground floor of each wing.

Opposite to the centre of the portico is the principal entrance, with rooms to the right and left;  beyond these is a fine and spacious corridor running east and west.

At the extreme west is the great library, used also as an examination hall;  and to the east is the great theatre or lecture hall, capable of seating 800 persons, the benches rising behind one another after the fashion of an amphitheatre.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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