Eton College
United Kingdom (Windsor, Greater Slough)
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Eton was founded by Henri VI in 1440, along with King's College, Cambridge, because the King wanted to create the same relation as between Winchester College and New College, Oxford. Eton and King's therefore share several common features, notably a similar grand chapel, which - in both cases - was not entirely finished because of the Wars of the Roses. Eton rapidly became the college of the aristocracy, albeit a small number of talented poor pupils have been admitted each year, named the King's (or Queen's) scholars. The college's collections are rich of Italian drawings, bequeathed by Richard Topham in 1736.

The college has retained its initial status of a full boarding-school for boys and now counts more than 1300 pupils.

Eton College
Windsor SL4 6DW, UK
Top artists in the collection:

Pompeo BatoniItalian, 1708-1787 (Neoclassicist)2 artworks
John Singer SargentAmerican, 1856-1925 (Impressionist)2 artworks

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