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£6.35M LONDON HOME OF CELEBRITY PORTRAIT PAINTER JOSEPH OPPENHEIMER FOR SALE – London Post

The three,096 sq ft (287 sq m) 5 bed room home with walled backyard, courtyard backyard and roof terrace which was the London artist’s studio/dwelling of famend celeb portrait painter Joseph Oppenheimer (1876-1966) on Elm Tree Highway in St John’s Wooden is on the market by way of promoting agent Aston Chase.

Joseph Oppenheimer lived on Elm Tree Highway between the Nineteen Thirties to Nineteen Fifties and his sitters embrace a number of the most outstanding figures of the Eighteen Nineties to Sixties together with British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, scientist Albert Einstein, conductors Otto Klemperer and Yehudi Menuhin, Russian painter Leonid Pasternak, German Chancellor Depend Otto Von Bismark, South African President Paul Kruger, Cape Colony Prime Minister Cecil Rhodes, actress Deborah Kerr and artist George Salting. A few of his works are displayed at London’s Nationwide Portrait Gallery.

Delivered to the marketplace for the primary time in 12 years, the elegant white-stucco three storey late-Georgian semi-detached home was initially inbuilt 1825 and has a vibrant and ethereal principal reception room and adjoining research, each opening onto gardens. Between 1878 to 1940 the St John’s Wooden Faculty of Artwork was positioned immediately adjoining to the home on Elm Tree Highway (the artwork college now changed by homes).

Due to its location adjoining to the St John’s Wooden Faculty of Artwork, and the brilliant and ethereal reception room and research, the home on Elm Tree Highway has been owned and used as an artist’s studio/dwelling by a sequence of notable artists together with between 1881-1886 artist Ernest Parton, between 1890-1895 artists Caroline and Ethel Wright, between 1907-1908 artist Arthur Wellesley Noyes-Lewis, between 1910-1918 artist Miss Maud Earl and most lately famend portrait painter Joseph Oppenheimer, who lived within the Elm Tree Highway home between 1933 and 1953.

Born in Würzburg, Germany, in 1876 Joseph Oppenheimer began doing portrait work as an adolescent together with on the age of simply 14 a portrait sketch of German Chancellor Depend Otto Von Bismark when their respective households stayed in the identical spa resort. At 16 he was admitted to the Munich Academy the place he studied portray. He travelled broadly in Europe and the USA earlier than opening an artist’s studio on the King’s Highway in London from 1896 and from 1907 taught on the London Faculty of Artwork.

In 1908, upon marrying Fanny, his second cousin, he relocated to Berlin, however he by no means gave up his love of England, visiting typically to color well-known figures from English excessive society and panorama work. His work of excessive society girls had been typically utilized by magazines together with The Girl, Tatler and Harper’s Bazaar.

In early 1933, after Adolf Hitler got here to energy, the Oppenheimers selected to reside as soon as once more in London, first renting (and from 1943 buying) the home on Elm Tree Highway, the couple changing into British residents in 1936 having been sponsored by an equerry of King George VI, Sir Louis Greig (the grandfather of journalist and former Each day Mail editor Louis Greig).

In 1953, when his daughter Eva moved to Canada, Joseph Oppenheimer bought the home on Elm Tree Highway and relocated to Montreal. In July 1966 he returned to London for the final time to have fun his ninetieth birthday, returning to Montreal after the place he died on thirty first August 1966.

Now the home on Elm Tree Highway which has been the house of a number of notable artists over many many years is on the market. The bottom ground reception corridor opens onto the spacious principal reception room which has French doorways opening onto a courtyard backyard. It’s this room that a number of the artist homeowners used as a studio to do sketches and work on work. Past the reception room is a kitchen, separate utility room and integral storage with direct entry into the home.

To the opposite aspect of the reception corridor is a bed room suite with ensuite lavatory and a research/dwelling workplace the place Joseph Oppenheimer would do his correspondence and put together for his talks on the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. French doorways within the research open onto a non-public walled backyard.

On the primary ground is the principal bed room suite, which has a sitting room, walk-in dressing room and essential lavatory, with the sitting space opening onto a spacious roof terrace. There’s a second bed room with lavatory, which additionally opens onto the roof terrace. On the highest ground there are two additional bedrooms which share a household lavatory.

Mark Pollack, Co-Founding Director of Aston Chase says: “This notable late-Georgian home represents a uncommon alternative to buy a particular dwelling in one among St John’s Wooden’s most fascinating areas. The home supplies vibrant and spacious lateral lodging with the uncommon potential to entry non-public outdoors residing house on each the bottom and first flooring. As a uncommon low-built interval home within the space it’s more likely to be of equal attraction to each younger households, down-sizers and doubtlessly to the following technology Joseph Oppenheimer!”

Michael Sulkin, Director (Home Gross sales) at Aston Chase says: “In 2006 the home was granted planning consent for an extension offering an extra bed room with ensuite at first ground degree above the storage. The consent expired in 2009 however could possibly be revived and used to create an enlarged six bed room home ought to the brand new homeowners require extra lodging.”

Elm Tree Highway is a tranquil highway but positioned inside shut proximity to the fashionable boutiques and eating places of St John’s Wooden Excessive Road and inside shut proximity of St John’s Wooden Underground Station (Jubilee Line).

The home on Elm Tree Highway is on the market priced at £6,350,000.

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