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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st July 2005 Minor explosions across london in second bomb plot.

21st July 1964 Tottenham Hotspur's Scottish striker John White is killed by lightning playing golf in North London.go to related location

21st July 1938 Paul Hindemith and Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London

21st July 1884 The First Test was held at Lord's Cricket Ground.go to related location

21st July 1866 Cholera-epidemic kills hundreds in London

21st July 1863 Born today: C[harles] Aubrey Smith, London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)

The Painter Of Light



The Painter Of Light

Joseph Mallord William Turner was born here - a great painter.

Location: 21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2E

Description: A prolific artist, better known as just 'Turner', produced over 20,000 paintings and drawings in his lifetime.

In fact, Joseph Mallord William Turner (or the easier JMW Turner), often called 'the painter of light', as well as 'the great pyrotechnist', was born in London, England on April 23, 1775, above his father's barbers shop at 21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden.

As one of the finest landscape artists, his whose work was even exhibited when he was still a teenager. His entire life was devoted to his art. Unlike many artists of his era, he was successful throughout his career.

And as the precursor to Impressionism he was and is an artist we should always remember.

The house however is now a Porterhouse pub but the road remains the same apart from the opening onto Bedford Road.


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The Painter Of Light

Joseph Mallord William Turner was born here - a great painter.


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