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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.
7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London
7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.
7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.
Thomas Rowlandson's studio
Satirical artist Thomas Rowlandson lived and worked here.
Location: 16 John Adam Street, Adelphi, London
Description: Venerated 18th century artist and caricaturist, Tom Rowlandson (1757-1827) lived in a house and had a studio here. He was renowned for his biting and popular satire illustrations, and for creating the character of Britain - John Bull.
Many of his illustrations got him into trouble being sexually explicit (to show here), and made him into a true peoples champion.
Rowlandson often produced works for opposing points of view at the same time, and collectors often bought from opposing viewpoints.
Tagged in this Tour: Cartoonists and Illustrators