Mathematica, one of the four academic ‘muses’ who grace the top of the Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge. Her gaze is turned slightly towards the other three muses. While all four muses have a lightning rod, Mathematica was the only one who seemed to want hers on show. The roof of the Wren Library is visible in the middleground on the left. The background left is New Court at St John’s College, and on the far right are punts along the River Cam going underneath St John’s Bridge of Sighs. The four muses are at the edge of the roofline – and the photograph was made possible while up on scaffolding that was erected to replace some roof panels.
View all four muses: Divinity, Justice, Medicine, and Mathematica.
Designed by architect Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1695, the Wren Library is one of the great masterpieces of Cambridge. Tall windows flank both sides of the long room, making it a light and airy space. The 5m tall window at the end (see ‘Window‘) depicts Isaac Newton being presented to King George III with Francis Bacon recording. The bookcases are adorned with wood carvings by Grinling Gribbons (see ‘E‘) and marble busts. Of particular interest are first editions of Isaac Newton’s Optics and Principia that Newton himself hand-annotated (see ‘Newton’s books‘ for the shelf, or ‘Optics and Principia‘ for the detail).
Have a look at the other images of the Wren Library as well.
Archival Pigment Prints
Archival pigment prints are museum quality pieces made by the artist in her own studio. Paper is smooth matte, archival, 100% cotton, 308gsm Hahnemuhle FineArt Photo Rag fine art paper. Ink is high end pigment-based and long-lasting (the company claims 400 years!). Note prints will not show the watermark.
Due to the wide variety of screens, the colours on your screen may differ slightly from colours in the print. If you’re concerned, please get in touch first and I can send you a colour sample in advance.
A5 and A4 prints are artist-printed and signed open editions (not limited).
A3 and A2 prints are also artist-printed and signed. Each of these prints is a numbered limited edition, out of 150 for each size. Note two Artist’s Editions of each size are retained by the photographer.
Prints have a small white (paper) margin around the printed picture.
A5: 10 x 12 inch mount
A4: 297 x 210 mm paper, 500 x 400 mm mount, frame is slightly larger than the mount
A3: 420 x 297 mm paper, 640 x 495 mm mount, frame is slightly larger than the mount
A2: 594 x 420 mm paper, 770 x 570 mm mount, frame is slightly larger than the mount
Dispatch & Shipping
As I print everything to order, dispatch time is 3 working days, plus an additional week for mounted and framed prints – although I usually send prints out within one working day. If you need something more quickly, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to help out.
Shipping to the UK – 1-3 days
Print only (any size): £3 flat rate. Smaller sizes come in flat envelope; larger sizes in a poster tube. Mounted prints (A5, A4): £7 flat rate. Mounted prints (A3, A2): local pickup only. Framed prints: local pickup only.
Shipping to the rest of the world – variable
Print only (any size): £7 flat rate. Mounted/framed prints: local pickup only.
Returns & Exchanges
If you’re unhappy for whatever reason, simply email within 3 days of receipt and we’ll work out an amicable solution for a refund or exchange. I want you to be happy! NOTE: For a refund or exchange, customer is responsible for returning the item in an undamaged state.
Frames supplied by the artist are as specified and shown above. The frames offered differ for each piece based on what the artist thinks will be a great frame for that particular piece. If you want a set of images framed in the same way, just get in touch to discuss requirement before purchase.
The artist prefers a wide 100mm mount for nearly each piece to allow adequate breathing room for the artwork.