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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th June 2016 David Camerons Nightmare - the United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union.

24th June 1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London

24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)

24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London

24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

An Artist in Wax lived here



An Artist in Wax lived here

Anna Maria Tussaud once lived here and famed for wax sculptures

Location: 24 Wellington Road, St John's Wood, NW8

Description: From 1838 to 1839, a very special sculptor lived here and the building now adorns a Blue Plaque.

Anna Maria Tussaud (Grosholtz, sometimes spelled Grossholtz or Grossholz) or Marie Tussaud (1 December 1761 - 16 April 1850) was a French artist known for her wax sculptures.

She of course was the inspiration behind London's Madame Tussaud's wax museum, which has become one of the major tourist attractions in capital, and has expanded with branches in Amsterdam, Hong Kong (Victoria Peak), Las Vegas, Shanghai, Berlin, Washington D.C.,New York City, and Hollywood.

In 1778, she created her first wax figure, that of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In 1795, she married Francois Tussaud. They had two children, Joseph and Francois.

In 1802, Marie Tussaud went to London together with Joseph, then four years old, her other son staying behind. As a result of the Napoleonic Wars, she was unable to return to France, so she travelled with her collection throughout Great Britain and Ireland. In 1821 or 1822, her other son, Francois, joined her. In 1835, she established her first permanent exhibition in Baker Street, on the 'Baker Street Bazaar'. In 1838, she wrote her memoirs. In 1842, she made a self-portrait which is now on display at the entrance of her museum. Some of the sculptures done by Tussaud herself still exist.

She died in her sleep in London on 16 April 1850. She was eighty-eight years old. There is a memorial tablet to Madame Marie Tussaud on the right side of the nave of St. Mary's, Cadogan Street, London.


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An Artist in Wax lived here

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