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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

The Wernher Collection



The Wernher Collection

Built in 1700, beautiful, elegant, and full of lovely art

Location: Ranger's House, Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath, SE10 8QX

Description: Dating back to 1700, when it was originally built by the famous Royal Naval figure, Vice-Admiral Francis Hosier, 'Ranger's House' is a beautifully elegant Georgian villa, located in Blackheath, by Greenwich Park.

It's not only gorgeous on the outside, but inside, well you'll find The Wernher Collection, a sumptuous art collection, collated by the Victorian-era diamond magnate, Sir Julius Wernher.

After Francis Hosier occupancy, the house was inherited by Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. The fascinating history of Ranger's House even includes royal patronage, when the villa became the residence of Princess Sophia of Gloucester, the great granddaughter of King George II.

And so to the present day and The Wernher Collection, a fabulous collection of approximately 700 pieces acquired by Sir Julius Wernher in the 19th and early-20th centuries, which occupy twelve rooms, and include works by such distinguished names as Sir Joshua Reynolds, Francesco Francia, John Hoppner, Filippino Lippi, George Romney, Gabriel Metsu and Hans Memling.

English Heritage manage the property so why not pay them a visit.


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The Wernher Collection

Built in 1700, beautiful, elegant, and full of lovely art


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