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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Eric Ravilious lived here



Eric Ravilious lived here

The official War Artist Eric William Ravilious lived here

Location: 48 Weltje Road, Hammersmith, W6

Description: Official War Artist Eric William Ravilious (1903-42) lived here between 1931 and 1935. The popular watercolour artists work was widespread as a book illustrator, Wedgewood designer and London Underground illustrator.

He produced a famous woodcut of two Victorian gentlemen playing cricket, which has appeared on the front cover of Wisden Cricketers Almanack every year since 1938.

He was killed in 1942 while accompanying a Royal Air Force air sea rescue mission off Iceland that failed to return to its base.

He lived here with his wife and fellow artist and engraver Tirzah Garwood during the 1930's.


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Eric Ravilious lived here

The official War Artist Eric William Ravilious lived here


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