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The Works Of Sir Christopher Wren. The Dimensions, Plans, Elevations, And Sections Of The Parochial Churches Of Sir Christopher Wren. Erected In The Cities Of London, & Westminster. By John Clayton, Architect. Life Student of the Royal Academy, & Assciate of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

RA Collection: Book

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London.: Published By Longman, Brown, Green, & Longman. Paternoster Row., 1848 & 1849., And May Be Had At The Architectural Libraries, Or At The Author's Residence, 38, Elizabeth Street, Eaton Square., S. Straker, Lith: 80 Bishopsgate St. London

Physical Description

[1] f., t.pl., engr. list, [60] pl.; 742 mm. (Broadsheet.)

General Note

The plates do not carry numbers but are assigned numbers I-LX in the List Of Plates.


[T.pl., dedic.] - List Of Plates [lithographed] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

Most plates are signed as drawn by J. Clayton; a few, as drawn by J.E. Goodchild or E.F. Newman.

Many carry the imprint of the printer, S. Straker.

The work is dedicated by John Clayton to C.R. Cockerell, as Professor Of Architecture At The Royal Academy Of Fine Arts In London.


A. Tinniswood, His invention so fertile: a life of Christopher Wren ( 2001); K. Downes, The architecture of Wren (1982; rev. 1988); The history of the King's Works, vol. V: 1660-1782, ed. H.M. Colvin ( 1976); J.A. Bennett, 'Christopher Wren: the natural causes of beauty', in Archit. Hist., XV (1972), p. 5-22; E.F. Sekler, Wren and his place in European architecture (1956).

Binding Note

20th-century half brown morocco, brown cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Churches Of Sir Christopher Wren', 'R.A.' and '1848'.

Name as Subject


Architecture, British - Churches - Spires - Great Britain - London - History - 17th century - 18th century - Baroque
Plans - Elevations - Sections - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century


Sir Christopher Wren, source artist
John Clayton, draughtsman
J. E. Goodchild, draughtsman
E. F. Newman, draughtsman
Samuel Straker, lithographic printer
C.R. Cockerell RA, dedicatee
Longman, Brown, Green and Longman, publisher