Jesus College Gatehouse – exquisite original
Watercolour on paper – 35 x 54cm | Framed size – 49 x 67 cm
This watercolour painting showing Jesus College Gatehouse is an iconic 17th–century building located in Cambridge, England. The Gatehouse is the main entrance to the college and serves as a symbol of the college‘s long history. It was designed by Christopher Wren in 1627, and it is a Grade I listed building. The Gatehouse is made of brick and stone, and is decorated with statues of the college‘s founder, Lady Margaret Beaufort, and the college‘s coat of arms. The Gatehouse is the first thing visitors see when they enter the college, and it is a reminder of the college‘s historical significance. The Gatehouse also serves as the entrance to the college‘s library and chapel, which are both open to the public.
- Jesus College Gatehouse seen from the ‘Chimney’ – the term is derived from the Middle French word cheminée, for “little path” or “little way”
- combined choirs of the Jesus College Choir and the Chapel Choir performing on the rooftops
- four Jesus College permanent collection sculptures (1.Barry Flanagan – Bronze Horse 2.Richard Bray – Maple Three Piece 3.Cornelia Parker – Moon Landing 4.Barry Flanagan – The Cricketer)
- ‘Okukor’ – a bronze cockerel statue (held by Jesus College, Cambridge, from 1905 to 2021) flying off on the balloon back to Nigeria (balloon in Nigerian national colours)
- Jesus College rowboats gliding through the clouds (recognisable black and red college colours)
- Finch – one of the two college cats siting on the wall
- and last but not least – a small character of Sonita Alleyne on the top of the gate – the first black master of an Oxbridge college
This original painting was created in my Cambridge studio using professional quality 'Schmincke' watercolours on the highest quality 'Arches' cotton paper.
- painting is mounted within natural oak frame which gives it rich but also classical look
- watercolour is protected by real glass
- mount size is approximately 6cm wide
- painting is ready to hang with hanging cord attached at the back
- this is a digital visualisation of the final framing - which will be very close to what you see here
Shipping & Delivery:
Please see details for delivery options / shipping quote. This product is quite fragile because of the front glass, hence tricky for packaging & shipping. You are most welcome to collect your artwork from Milton, Cambridge (CB24 6UB) It can also be delivered by the artist itself within the Cambridge area.