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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th March 1888 Born today: Jameson Thomas, London England, actor (Farmer's Wife)
24th March 1834 Pioneering textile designer and artist William Morris was born in Walthamstow.
24th March 1792 Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London
Artist Walter Sickert lived here
The home of Walter Sickert artist of sleazy Camden.
Location: 6 Mornington Crescent, Camden, London
Description: This is where artist Walter Sickert lived and where he was to paint many of the pictures exhibited, beginning with Reclining Nude Mornington Crescent (c. 1905-1906), which features at least two of the characteristics which were to become his signature: the iron bed and the realistic props (like the water basin on the table and the chamber-pot under the bed).
Tagged in this Tour: Cartoonists and Illustrators