A Tribute to the Memory of Sir Christopher Wren
- Art Funded
- 99 x 132 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £30,886 (Total: £98,352)
It depicts in one vast landscape an assembly of all the buildings attributed to the celebrated English Baroque architect Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) with St Paul's Cathedral at its centre. The drawing made a direct contribution to the rediscovery of Wren and the Wren Revival that reached its zenith in the years 1890-1914, the Edwardian high tide of the British Empire.
The artist; by descent to Mrs B. J. Crichton, Anglesey; Sotheby's, 1985; Sotheby's, 1993 (unsold); Sotheby's, 2006.
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