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Wimbledon Common with windmill and golfers

wimbledon common with windmill and golfersA notable watercolour artist, Gerda Grenside (1885-1961) was the second daughter of Charles K. Grenside, a London solicitor who lived in ‘Oakfield’ along Copse Hill. Gerda is perhaps best known for her full portrait of the English lawyer and author, Thomas Hughes, who had come to Wimbledon in 1853, had ‘The Firs’ built on Copse Hill the following year and there wrote Tom Brown’s Schooldays, which first came out in 1857. Gerda was a regular exhibitor with the Wimbledon Arts Club from 1903 to 1921.

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