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Newgate Prison from the Garden of St Sepulchre's Church. Oil on canvas. Newgate Prison stood on the corner of Newgate Street and Old Bailey. It was demolished in 1902 and the Central Criminal Court, better known as the Old Bailey, was built on the site. Horse-drawn traffic congestion was a problem in 1901, however Edith Durham shows a well-ordered school. Two omnibuses, their top decks open to the elements, pass hansom cabs and an assortment of carts. St Paul's Cathedral dominates the skyline. London-born Durham trained at the Royal Academy Schools, becoming a painter and book illustrator. Nearing the age of 40, Durham began to travel 'rough' in the Balkans. She became a leading English advocate for Albania, where streets are still named after her today despite many changes of government.
1901 AD - 1901 AD