Portrait of Christopher Wren (1632-1723) by John Closterman

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Portrait of Christopher Wren (1632-1723)
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Print size 28.0 x 35.5 cm
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23.0 x 28.0 cm
Frame: Unframed
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Portrait of Christopher Wren (1632-1723)
John Closterman
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© The Royal Society


This lively portrait shows Wren at three-quarter length, wigged, and dressed in a white shirt and lace cravat over which is a loose brown robe. He holds a partly rolled sheet of paper in his right hand and points with his left. A marble statue of a child, or putto, with acanthus leaves is by the paper. Behind, revealed by a curtain, is St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Christopher Wren was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1660, he served as its President from 1680 to 1682. Wren was a founder of the Society.

Original: oil on canvas, 1433x1214mm. ca.1690

The Artist: John Closterman

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