Christopher Wren Robert Cockerill
A Tribute to Sir Christopher Wren, 1838, by Charles Robert Cockerell (British, 1788–1863)
Drawing, watercolor and pencil, 990 x 1,320 mm
In A Tribute to Sir Christopher Wren, Charles Robert Cockerell imagined a city designed solely under the aegis of Britain’s eminent architect after the Great Fire of 1666 burned from Pudding Lane to Pye Corner. Today, many buildings Cockerell fastidiously drew are gone, a few may not have been Wren’s, and some are known by new names.