Robert Dighton - D10882
William Lort Mansel ('A view from Trinity College, Cambridge')
by and published by Robert Dighton
published 10 January 1810
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'A View from Trinity College Cambridge', William Lort Mansel (1753-1820), published 1810
Mansel became Master of Trinity College, Cambridge in 1798 and was appointed Bishop of Bristol in 1808.
He was a great wit and mimic of academic society; his epigrams and verses achieving great renown.
This is one of the more imposing examples of Robert Dighton's numerous depictions of Cambridge and Oxford academics.