National Geographic : 1949 Apr
0 National Geographic Society 483 Painting by John Seymour Lucas. H . A. Sir Christopher Wren Shows Charles II Plans for Rebuilding London Less than a week after the Great Fire, September 2-6, 1666, had destroyed most of the city Shakespeare knew, the master architect invited the King to inspect drawings of edifices that would cause it to rise Phoenix-like from its ashes. Our illustration, from the painting by John Seymour Lucas, R. A., hangs in the Laing Municipal Art Gallery, Newcastle, England. It is used by permission of the officials of the gallery.