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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th June 1963 Pop Singer George Michael born in Edgware, London.

25th June 1953 John Christie is sentenced to hang for murdering his wife and hiding her body under the floorboards in their Notting Hill home.go to related location

25th June 1946 Born today: Ian McDonald, London England, rock guitarist (Foreigner, King Crimson)

25th June 1942 British premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London

25th June 1750 William Green, a weaver, accidentally lost his balance at The Monument and fell to his death.go to related location

Ophelia's River



Ophelia's River

This is the river used in John Millais' painting Ophelia

Location: off Church Road

Description: John Millais' most famous painting Ophelia depicts the Shakespeare character floating in a river before she drowns.

The river is not in Denmark like in the play, it is here. Millais spent 5 months painting a landscape here. He then added model Elizabeth Siddel who posed for the painting fully clothed in a bathtub at Millais's house (7 Grover Street).
Barbara Webb found the location having spent many years trying to find the exact location of the landscape.


Tagged in this Tour: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Themes: ArtArt Theme  HistoricalHistorical Theme
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Credits: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophelia_(painting)

Ophelia's River

This is the river used in John Millais' painting Ophelia


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