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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st October 1986 Hugh Whitemore's Breaking the Code, premieres in London

21st October 1970 Tony Mortimer, singer with pop band East 17, was born in Stepney.

21st October 1930 Born today: Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)

21st October 1911 Born today: Peter Graves, London England, actor (Mission Impossible, Stalag 17)

21st October 1422 1 year old King Henry VI becomes King of France as well.

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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Ophelia's River

This is the river used in John Millais' painting Ophelia


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