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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
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