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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st July 2005 Minor explosions across london in second bomb plot.

21st July 1964 Tottenham Hotspur's Scottish striker John White is killed by lightning playing golf in North London.go to related location

21st July 1938 Paul Hindemith and Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London

21st July 1884 The First Test was held at Lord's Cricket Ground.go to related location

21st July 1866 Cholera-epidemic kills hundreds in London

21st July 1863 Born today: C[harles] Aubrey Smith, London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)

The Estorick Collection



The Estorick Collection

A magnificent collection of Italian art.

Location: 39a Canonbury Square, Islington, London, N1 2AN

Description: This grade 2 listed Georgian building houses the Estorick Collection, internationally known for its Italian art.

Mainly futurist works plus figurative painting and sculpture from 1895 to the 1950s.

Eric Estorick (1913-93) was an American sociologist and writer who began to collect works of art when he came to live in England after the Second World War. Born in Brooklyn, Estorick studied at New York University during the early 1930s, where he saw a remarkable collection containing masterpieces by Picasso, Lger, Mir and Matisse which was to inspire him to become a collector himself. Estorick visited Europe in 1946 to complete work on the second biography and it was at this time that he began to buy drawings by artists such as Picasso, Gris, Lger and Braque.

Six months prior to his death Estorick set up the Eric and Salome Estorick Foundation, to which he donated all his Italian works.


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A magnificent collection of Italian art.


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