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Architectural composition entitled ''A Tribute to Sir Christopher Wren''
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Ref No RIBA41604
Title Architectural composition entitled 'A Tribute to Sir Christopher Wren'
Wren, Sir Christopher (1632-1723)
Cockerell, Charles Robert (1788-1863)
Country UK: England
Town/City London
Subject Date 1600s
Image Date 1838
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Style Baroque
Medium Drawing
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Library Drawings Collection
Notes NOTES:
Exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1838, this drawing of buildings mostly in London, which is watercolour over pencil, sparked a reappraisal of Wren's work that led to his being regarded until well into the 20th century as the most important architect England had produced. The popular revival of his style, christened by Sir Edwin Lutyens the "Wrennaisance", left its mark on every high street in the country. This picture was extensively reproduced from the late 19th century in popular books and encyclopaedias. For a print based on this image see RIBA95104.