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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals
17th December 1936 Singer Tommy Steele, born in Bermondsey, London.
17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)
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