John lays the foundation stone at the Chenil Galleries

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John addressing crowd at Chenil Gallery foundation stone laying

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John lays the foundation stone at the Chenil Galleries

Augustus John presiding at the foundation stone ceremony for Chenil Galleries in 1905. A model of the proposed building can be seen at his feet. The site was the original location of the Chelsea Arts Club, a meeting place for artists founded in 1891. By this date the club had moved to Old Church Street where it still flourishes today. On the opposite side of the road the offices of the Board of Guardians can be seen, later to become Chelsea Registry Office and now private offices and antiques market.

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Location of original: SR235

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