Fashion Academic Robe Fellower Commoner of Trin. Coll. (Trinity College) Cambridge University
Antique copper hand coloured stipple copperplate engraving by John Whessel (1760-1797) after Richard Harraden (1756-1838) for Costumes of the University of Cambridge Drawn by R. Harraden.
Published by R.Harraden, Cambridge, Proprietor of the Views of Cambridge May 1 1803
A fellow‑commoner was a rank of student above pensioners but below noblemen. They paid double the tuition and enjoyed more privileges than pensioners, such as commoning with Fellows. As fellow‑commoners had considerable wealth, they were ineligible for scholarships and paid fellowships at some colleges Fellow‑commoners who wore a hat instead of a velvet cap were known as hat fellow‑commoners. They were often sons of nobility but not the eldest, who enjoyed the rank of "noblemen"
Condition = Very good. Hand coloured.
Size of Image 175mm x 128mm