Item 671 - Drawing of John Wordsworth at a lectern with three students at a desk in front of him

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Add. MS a/671

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Drawing of John Wordsworth at a lectern with three students at a desk in front of him

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  • [1835-1836?] (Creation)

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1 drawing 17.6 x 21.2 cm, in a mat 56.7 x 40.5 cm.

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(1817-1836)

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Pen-and-ink sketch, with caption at top, "John Wordsworth, Greek lecturer on Thorpes' [Thomas Thorp's] side, Trinity College -- HSB pinxit". HSB is possibly Henry Stapylton Bree, who died 14 May 1836 at Trinity. Three figures in front of Wordsworth are drawn from the back and identified by surname: Howes, Maurice, Maitland [Thomas Chubb Howes, possibly Mowbray Morris and John Gorham Maitland]. With three more lines of names below: Bree, Bowes, Byles, Macgregor, Ritchie, Sugden, Busk, ? , Neat, Waldegrave, Joy, Adcock, and Grant. These students were all admitted in 1834 and 1835 and are possibly Bree himself, Edmund Elford Bowes, James Byles, Walter Grant James Macgrigor, William Ritchie, Frank Sugden, Hans Busk, Richard Henry Neate, William Frederick Waldegrave, William Joy, Halford Henry Adcock, and Alexander Grant.

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With smudges on the more heavily inked parts and a sketch of the geometric shape in the corner, and burn mark at bottom.

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