Plaque

Artists' studios - W11

Inscription

In these studios lived and worked the artists: Charles Ricketts 1866 - 1931, Charles Shannon 1863 - 1937, Glyn Philpot 1884 - 1937, Vivian Forbes 1891 - 1937, James Pryde 1866 - 1941 and F. Cayley Robinson 1862 - 1927.
Greater London Council

Site: Artists' studios - W11 (1 memorial)

W11, Lansdowne Road

From RBKC: Built by Australian millionaire and art patron, Sir Edmund Davis. Designed by William Flockhart as six artists’ flats with two-storey studios, communal bathrooms and a tennis court. The first occupants were Shannon and Ricketts who lived here from 1902 - 23.

One of our friends used to live here so we know that the studios have been converted to provide comfortable flats with quirky layouts.

Circa Club (2022: link broken) provides some useful info (but be warned - there's a section of text on that page, "In 1985... - ... September 1999.", that has migrated from somewhere else). There we learn that "Glyn Philpot and Vivian Forbes shared a home and studio {here} from 1923 to 1935."

Also Maria Dickin, died in her flat here in 1951.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Artists' studios - W11

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Vivian Forbes

Painter and poet. Born London.  Served in the Royal Fusiliers in WW1. Had a c...

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Glyn Philpot

Glyn Warren Philpot. Artist, known for his portraits. Born Clapham but brough...

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James Pryde

James Ferrier "Jimmy" Pryde. Born Edinburgh. Came to London in 1890. In 1893 ...

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Charles Ricketts

Charles de Sousy Ricketts. Artist, illustrator, author. Half French he was bo...

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F. Cayley Robinson

Frederick Arthur Cayley Robinson.  Painter and book illustrator.  Born Brentf...

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Artists' studios - W11

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Greater London Council

Replaced the LCC. The GLC was abolished, some say, because Mrs Thatcher could...

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