Monday, 20 April 2015

#London Plaque Tiddlywinks No.20: Isaac Rosenberg

Welcome to Plaque Tiddlywinks! 

Every night in the month of April we'll be jumping from one literary London plaque to another, connecting each plaque to another literary figure commemorated elsewhere in London with a nugget of literary trivia. Creative collaborations, romantic entanglements, feuds, places-in-common, the links will vary, but over the course of 30 days we'll have covered poets, biographers, novelists, humourists, critics, thriller writers and more until we have arrived full circle back at plaque number one! 

If you can guess what our next plaque might be, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the post.

20. Isaac Rosenberg. Rosenberg was born in Bristol to Orthodox Jewish immigrants from Latvia, he was reared in Whitechapel and Steppe. He was killed in France on 1st April 1918. His plaque can be found on the Whitechapel Art Gallery (formerly the Whitechapel Library), and his self portrait can be seen at the National Portrait Gallery. Rosenberg studied at the Slade School of Fine Art here in London, a school where…

We'll be back tomorrow night with our next Plaque Tiddlywink. In the meantime, here's where to find tonight's plaque on the Whitechapel Gallery…

And here's the latest episode of the London Walks Podcast on Literary London…

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