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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56
16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London
William Morris' Red House
Now a National Trust Musuem and well worth a visit
Location: Red House Lane
Description: Completed in 1860, Morris lived here until 1865.
The Red brick house, Arts and Crafts museum and his personal residence.
It was acquired by the National Trust in 2002, and opens to the Public from March to December.
William Morris (24 March 1834 - 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and utopian socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement.
He founded a design firm in partnership with the artist Edward Burne-Jones, and the poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti which profoundly influenced the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century.
Tagged in this Tour: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood