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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
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.