"The house where I was born in the South American pampas... W. H. Hudson." Hudson's Friends Society Of Quilmes, near Buenos Aires, where the great writer was born on August 4th 1841, and where he spent his youth, has placed this bronze tablet at 40 Saint Luke's Road, London, the house in which Hudson lived his last years, and died on August 18, 1922
Commissioned in 1938 by Hudson's Friends Society of Quilmes (Argentina) under the aegis of the London County Council, this unusual plaque, featuring a relief of Hudson's birthplace, was executed by celebrated sculptor Luis Perlotti of Buenos Aires. It was adopted into the official London plaque scheme in the same year.