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Cambridge Watercolours

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In 1815 Rudolph Ackermann published his prestigious “History of the University of Cambridge, its Colleges, Halls and Public Buildings”. The book was illustrated with watercolours produced by a team of artists who were among the finest topographical draughtsmen of their day, Frederick McKenzie, Augustus Pugin and William Westall. The Cambridge book was a companion volume to Ackermann’s Oxford book published a year earlier. The books were a huge success and since that time nothing of a similar nature has been produced and it is our humble intention, with the publication of “Cambridge Watercolours” (following as it does the publication of Oxford Watercolours in 2001), to rectify this omission. At the outset we decided to use a team of artists who were all members of the Royal Watercolour Society, in this way we would ensure that our publications were worthy successors to Ackermann’s.


The book which measures 12" x 8 1/2" (30cm x 21cm) contains 51 colour plates featuring twenty six Cambridge Colleges.

College and University scenes featured in CAMBRIDGE WATERCOLOURS are:

Cambridge Watercolours can be purchased for £19.95. Delivery to the UK costs £3.75. For Overseas delivery please add £7.85.

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