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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th February 1915 Comedian Dick Emery was born in Bloomsbury, London.
19th February 1897 Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat died from diabetes in Ealing.
19th February 1838 Jane Alsop's terrifying encounter with Spring Heeled Jack.
19th February 1401 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in 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