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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th August 1989 Marchioness river crash disaster between cruiser and barge kills 30 people.

20th August 1978 Two dead after El Al crew ambushed in Mayfair.go to related location

20th August 1923 London harbor strike ends

20th August 1909 Born today: Andre Morell, London England, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles)

A View From Beak Street



A View From Beak Street

Canaletto Painted London Whilst Residing In Soho

Location: Beak Street, W1R

Description: There have been many great painters associated with London but none more so than Giovanni Antonio Canal (or Canaletto).

This Venetian-born artist painted some of the finest views of London, all the while residing on Beak Street in Soho between 1746 and 1755.

Giovanni Antonio Canale was born in October 1697 and baptized in the church of San Lio. He later became known as Canaletto, probably to distinguish him from his father Bernardo Canale, who was also an artist. He died of a fever aged 71, on April 10, 1768. He was buried in the church of San Lio, where he had been baptized.


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A View From Beak Street

Canaletto Painted London Whilst Residing In Soho


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