Hotel Russell by C. Fitzroy Doll. 1898. Russell Square, London. Left: Russell Square-Guilford Street corner. Right: Center of principal façade facinf Russell Square with terracotta statues of four queens and columns decorated with putti both surmounted with Two knights flanking floral decoration above “1898.” [Click on these images and those below for larger pictures.]
Left: Side facing Bernard Street, which leads to the Russell Square tube station. Middle: Main façade showing balcony. Right: Detail of roofpeak, which clear follows the Pont Street Dutch style of Norman Shaw and his followers.
Left: Rear of the hotel in a very plain, undecorated style. Right: Conical tower roofs above main entrance.
Three examples of the hotel's stylistic eclecticism: a Italianate tower, Dutch revival roofline, and Renaissance entrance.
Sculpture by Henry C. Fehr on the Russell Hotel
- Four Busts of Benjamin Disraeli and Others
- Cast iron Lamposts
- Tower roofs, columns, and terracotta sculpture
- Statues of Four Queens: Elizabeth, Mary, Anne, and Victoria
Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus. Formatting and perspective correction by George P. Landow. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]
Cherry, Bridget and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 4: North. London: Penguin Books, 1998.
Last modified 18 July 2001