Knights and tower roofs by Henry Charles Fehr (1868-1980[?]). 1890. Terracotta. Hotel Russell, On Russell Square between Guilford Street and Bernard Street, London WC1.

Left: Detail of the knights flanking the sculptural decorations above “1898.” Right: Putti on column (see below). [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Ceramic plaque with putti

Left: Main entrance with putti (second row right) on the columns. Note that the ornate lettering states “Russell Rooms,” not “Hotel Russell.” Middle: Two columns on the left side of the entrance. Right: Terracotta deocation of window pediment. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Photographs and text by Robert Freidus. Formatting and perspective correction by George P. Landow. [Click on photographs for larger images. You may use these images 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.]

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