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GF Watt's neighbour in Melbury Road was "that young bounder" Marcus Apollo Belvedere Stone. He acquired the 99-year lease from Lady Holland in 1875 just as he was about to become an ARA. His house was designed by Norman Shaw as an artist's working studio. One feature of the house was the three entrance gates, one for models, one for the family and one for the servants. Stone achieved popular acclaim as an illustrator and a painter of sentimental paintings such as First Love Letter and A Soldier's Return. Engravings and reproductions of his paintings were commercially successful and much in demand.
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Location of original: LSvf Melbury Rd 8 K61/1184
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