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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th February 2010 Abbey Road Studio's put up for sale by EMI due to increasing debts.

17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)

17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective

17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London

17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter

Sculptor Nollekins was born here



Sculptor Nollekins was born here

The birthplace of sculptor Joseph Nollekins.

Location: 28 Dean Street, Soho

Description: Revered 19th century sculptor Joseph Nollekens R.A. (1737-1823) was born here, son of Antwerp-born Flemish painter Josef Frans Nollekens.

He studied art in Rome and returned to London in 1770, establishing a practice supplying busts and monuments from Mortimer Street.

He sculpted for King George III, William Pitt the Younger, Charles James Fox, the Duke of Bedford and Charles Watson-Wentworth.




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Sculptor Nollekins was born here

The birthplace of sculptor Joseph Nollekins.


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