Cambridge Framed Photography


Clare College Bridge (1640)
The oldest of Cambridge's current bridges, this bridge in classical style was built in 1639–40 by Thomas Grumbold (d.1659) It survives as the oldest due to all its contemporaries being destroyed by the Parliamentarian forces in the Civil War, to make the town of Cambridge more defensible. Many different stories are told to explain the missing section of the globe second from the left on the south side of the bridge. One rumour is that the builder of the bridge received (what he considered to be) insufficient payment, and in his anger, removed a segment of the globe; another is that complete bridges were subject to a tax at the time it was built, and the missing segment made the bridge incomplete and hence untaxed.

The prints are produced on high quality photographic paper and are presented in dark green bevel cut mounts. The title of the photo and the photographer’s signature are handwritten in pencil on the mounts. The wooden frames are a darker shade of green than the mounts and measure 26cms x 21.5cms.

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  • Model: SF6
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 01 September, 2011.