On this day: a Manor House in England

Brooke_RemainsCheylesmore_HAGAM_tifThe manor house of Cheylesmore, England in a watercolour and ink painting by William Henry Brooke. dated the 25th of December, 1820.

The manor house of Cheylesmore, England in a watercolour and ink painting by William Henry Brooke, dated the 25th of December, 1820. Parts of the building date back to the year 1250, and some of its most famous residents were Edward, the Black Prince and Henry VI.

Unfortunately, much of what did survive the Second World War was demolished in a development project in the 1950s.

Cheylesmore now makes up part of the southern half of the city of Coventry in the West Midlands.

On this day: the founding of the National Gallery

The National Gallery in London opened on the 10th of May, 1824. Located on 100 Pall Mall, the original gallery housed thirty-eight paintings.

Happy birthday to us! The Gallery opened #OnThisDay in 1824 at 100 Pall Mall with just 38 paintings. 10th May 1824. National Gallery London.