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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th January 1944 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)

16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56

16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London

Sculptor Nollekins was born here



Sculptor Nollekins was born here

The birthplace of sculptor Joseph Nollekins.

Location: 28 Dean Street, Soho

Description: Revered 19th century sculptor Joseph Nollekens R.A. (1737-1823) was born here, son of Antwerp-born Flemish painter Josef Frans Nollekens.

He studied art in Rome and returned to London in 1770, establishing a practice supplying busts and monuments from Mortimer Street.

He sculpted for King George III, William Pitt the Younger, Charles James Fox, the Duke of Bedford and Charles Watson-Wentworth.




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Sculptor Nollekins was born here

The birthplace of sculptor Joseph Nollekins.


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