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HOUSES COMMEMORATING TWO GREAT PAINTERS, AN EXPLORER AND A SCIENTIST

HOUSES COMMEMORATING TWO GREAT PAINTERS, AN EXPLORER AND A SCIENTIST

Willy Lett's cottage (bottom left) at Flatford, Suffolk, often appears in Constable's landscapes. Some elm trees had begun to undermine the old place with their roots, and the collapse of one of the many elms seen in "The Haywain," at the National Gallery, nearly destroyed it. It has been repaired as part of a Suffolk philanthropist's gift to the nation. In the same county is the town of Sudbury, where another Suffolk painter, Thomas Gainsborough, was born in 1727. The building (bottom right) has since been refronted. The early home of David Livingstone (top left) stands by the banks of the Clyde at Blarityre, A subscription was opened to save it from destruction in 1928. At Woolsthorpe Manor (top right), near Grantham, Isaac Newton was born in 1642.

Other pictures from Homes and Haunts of the Great


DARWIN'S HOUSE, RALEIGH'S BIRTHPLACE AND CAPTAIN COOK'S SCHOOL

OLD CROSBY HALL, BISHOPSGATE

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