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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd October 1996 Chelsea director and businessman Matthew Harding killed in helicopter crash.

22nd October 1960 Charlton Athletic Football Club draw 6-6 against Middlesborough.

22nd October 1941 Born today: Charles Keating, London England, actor (Carl Hutchins-Another World)

22nd October 1938 Actor Derek Jacobi, was born in Leytonstone, London.go to related location

22nd October 1910 Millwall open their new ground The Den after 4 previous grounds on Isle of Dogs.go to related location

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22nd October 1897 World's 1st car dealer opens in London.

Rembrandt's House



Rembrandt's House

The Chelsea copy of Rembrandt's Amsterdam House.

Location: 28 Mallord Street, Chelsea, SW3 6DU

Description: This splendid grade-II listed house was designed and built in 1913 for Welsh artist Augustus John (1878-1961).

It was a copy of Rembrandt's Amsterdam house and as such a Dutch cottage form.

The architect was Robert van t'Hoff after he met Augustus John in a pub. It was t'Hoff's third house.

Augustus was educated at the Slade School of Fine Art but was said to be unpromising until he was knocked out in a swimming accident and on his revival he found a new artistic lease of life.

He was a brilliant painter specialising in portraits, such as those of Shaw, Hardy and Dylan Thomas.

He is best remembered for his portrait of Queen Elizabeth, wife to George VI. He scandalously failed to attend the first sitting, citing was suffering from the influence.

He held many wild parties here, and his studio/gallery was/is towards the rear of the property.

He sold it in 1935 to singer Gracie Fields.

It was sold for 5.4m in 2009.




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Rembrandt's House

The Chelsea copy of Rembrandt's Amsterdam House.


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