Wren (1632 – 1723) is best known as the architect of St. Paul’s Cathedral (completed 1710) and 52 other London churches after the Great Fire of London (1666), The Royal Observatory (1675-1676) and Trinity College, Cambridge (1676-1684) but his first love was science and maths. His interest in architecture developed from his study of physics and engineering. Wren was one of the few architects of his time to have a knowledge of the structure of buildings.
Original bust sculpted at the workshop of Timothy Richard in Bath from by the portrait painter Sir Godfrey Kneller and engraved by John Smith in 1713.
Around the Base
Objects around the base include some of the works of the great architect – St Brides, Temple Bar and St Paul’s Cathedral. Also included are a nod to Wrens astrological talents with a telescope, rolls of plans, quill and ink.
The etch around the base reads – “IF YOU SEEK HIS MONUMENT LOOK AROUND YOU
Height 13cm – Gift boxed