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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, 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