One of the most iconic British architectural drawings, first engraved in 1842 and widely reproduced and exhibited since.
A Tribute to the Memory of Sir Christopher Wren by Charles Robert Cockerell, 1838
© RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections
- Watercolour over pencil on paper
- 99 x 132 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £30,886 ( Total: £98,352)
- Acquired in:
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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