University College London 1896 Print over 120 years old


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Antique print dated 1896. The page is over 120 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set it within a gold frame with mount.
Also available in either a brown frame or a black frame – your choice.

Frame size circa 400mm x 370mm. RL.170.

Entitled – University College.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

University College. – On the east side of Gower street is University College, which was founded by Lord Brougham in the year 1826 for the purpose of affording “literary and scientific education at a moderate expense,” divinity being excluded. The foundation of this college was laid on Monday, the 30th of April, 1827, by H.R.H. the Duke of Sussex; and the architect was Mr. William Wilkins, R.A., the designer of the National Gallery. University College comprises a central facade and two wings, and has a total length of about 400ft. In the centre, which looks to the west, is an immense Corinthian portico, formed by twelve columns supporting the pediment and elevated on a loft plinth, approached by numerous steps effectively arranged. Behind the pediment is a cupola with a lantern light, and in the great hall beneath it are placed on view the original models of the principal works of John Flaxman, the famous sculptor. On the ground floor are lecture-rooms, cloisters for the excercise of the pupils, two semi-circular theatres, the chemical laboratory, and museum of materia medica. In the upper floor there are, besides the gret hall, museums of natural history and anatomy, two theatres, two libraries, and other college apartments. The principal library is richly decorated in the Italian style, and contains upwards of 68,000 volumes and 16,000 pamphlets, in addition to a fine collection of works on mathematics, physics, and astronomy. The splendidly-fitted laboratory here was completed in 1845 from the plans of Professor Donaldson; but new laboratories were built next the street in 1892-3. There are here about forty professors and 1,600 students, who pay nearly £30,000 in fees.

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Weight4.41 kg
Dimensions40 × 50 × 7 cm