John Nash

As a postscript to my various posts about Regent’s Park, I went to have a look at the portrait bust of him staring slightly mournfully down the great stretch of Regent Street from under the circular portico of All Souls, Langham Place, one of two churches designed by him following the passing of the 1818 Church Building Commission.   It is a version of a bust done by William Behne in 1831, the year after the death of George IV and when Nash was mired in controversy over the gigantic cost of Buckingham Palace:- 


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