A quadrangle designed for St Mary's Hall, Oxford

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A quadrangle designed for St Mary's Hall, Oxford. Engraving by G Vertue, 1746. A design for St Mary's Hall, a subordinate establishment to Oriel College, incorporated into the college in 1902. The building was not executed. Top left, King Edward II, the founder; top right, Dr Dyke, the founder of scholarships at St Mary's Hall. Below them, on the left are Cardinal William Allen and Sir Thomas More, and on the right Erasmus and George Sandys. At the bottom, putti with books, telescope, globe, mathematical instruments and diagrams, representing the sciences, with the arms of the Earl of Arran (3rd Duke of Ormonde from November 1745), chancellor of the university and patron of St Mary's Hall (Petter, loc. cit.). Created 1746. Science. Mathematics. Learning and scholarship. Edward II, King of England (1284–1327). William Allen (1532–1594). Thomas More, Saint (1478–1535). Desiderius Erasmus (-1536). George Sandys (1578–1644). Charles Butler, Duke of Ormonde (1671–1758). St Mary's Hall (Oxford, England). Contributors: George Vertue (1684–1756). Work ID: g9rz2qyz.

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