Photograph of the Monument to George Wrighte and his father Nathan Wrighte, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, at St Peter’s Church, Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire by John Piper 1903–1992

Photograph of the Monument to George Wrighte and his father Nathan Wrighte, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, at St Peter’s Church, Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire

Artist
John Piper 1903–1992
Date
[c.1930s–1980s]
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    St Peters Church Gayhurst MK16 8LG

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    The sculpture is the Wrighte monument, with superb likenesses of Sir Nathan Wrighte (on the left) and his son George. It has no inscription and this is said to reflect the annoyance of George’s son, the second George, who by his father’s death was left to pay for the work of the rebuilding of the church which opened in 1728.

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    The statute shows Sir Nathan Wrighte in his robes as Clerk of the Crown, while his son is in plain clothes. Often mistakingly attributed to Roubiliac, the sculptor is unknown. Sir Nathan Wrighte built the church in the late 1720’s on the site of an earlier church which was much dilapidated and demolished.

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