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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)
28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)
28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London
28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.
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