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Sir Christopher Wren; 1751-1850

Godfrey Kneller

Sir Christopher Wren; 1751-1850
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

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Sir Christopher Wren is seen here in an engraving after a portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller. Kneller's painting dates from 1711 when Wren was approaching eighty years old. This print by E. Scriven was published some years later, after Wren's death in 1723.
A scientist and architect, Wren designed some of London's most famous buildings, notably St. Paul's Cathedral. Wren was appointed surveyor-general of the King's works and was responsible for rebuilding the city's secular and religious buildings damaged by the fire. During the 1680s, Wren received several royal commissions, for instance the renovation the palaces at Hampton Court and Kensington. Wren's last major project was the Royal Naval Hospital at Greenwich, which took almost a century to complete.

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1751 AD - 1850 AD
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