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25 September, 3.30pm£12.00
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From the 1880s to the early 20th century, Tite Street was the epicentre of a thriving avant-garde scene in Britain, producing some of the most iconic works of art and literature of the period, from James McNeill Whistler’s famous nocturnes to John Singer Sargent’s Gilded Age portraiture to Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.
While the street may be relatively short, almost every house has a unique story to tell.
On this fascinating tour, Dr Devon Cox will reveal the history behind this wonderful street, unfolding a fascinating story of art and intrigue, and revealing the secret lives of those who were drawn to the ‘street of wonderful possibilities.’
The tour starts and ends at the info point at Chelsea Gate, and lasts about 60 minutes.
Dr Devon Cox is a writer and historian. In 2015, he published The Street of Wonderful Possibilities: Whistler, Wilde & Sargent in Tite Street.
He is currently working on a new biography of John Singer Sargent.