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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)
24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.
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