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Christopher Wren

Photo credit: Sheldonian Theatre

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'Whole length, seated three-quarters to left; grey periwig falling over shoulders; clean-shaven face; white cravat and ruffles; purplish grey suit braided with gold; blue drapery over his left arm; his left hand holds a plan of St Paul’s Cathedral, his right points to a celestial globe which stands on the ground beside a bust, mathematical instruments, and an open volume showing the design for the Sheldonian Theatre; to right is a telescope with other instruments grouped round a table, upon which is an open book of architectural designs; architectural and curtain back-ground, view of the Thames and City of London through opening to left; inscribed "HANC TABULAM INVENIT & INCIPIT ANTON: VERRIO, PERFECERUNT GOTHOFREDUS KNELLER & JAC: THORNHILL EQUITES".

Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford





oil on canvas


H 233 x W 177 cm

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Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford

Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ England

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