Fortuna figure


{On a blue plaque near the Crown Court corner:}
The figure of Fortune above is the work of Michael Hewan Crichton, 1882 - 1953, sculptor.

Known as Terpsichord/e, Fortune or Fortuna. Searching for information on this lovely lady we included 'Nude Girl' in our Google search terms - not recommended.

Site: Fortune Theatre - WC2 (2 memorials)

WC2, Russell Street

The SWET plaque is towards the left of the building. The nude lady plaque is over at the right, near the corner. The grand entrance with the wooden doors leads to Crown Court Church of Scotland.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Fortuna figure

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Michael Hewan Crichton

Sculptor. Born Edinburgh, where he became a goldsmith. Moved to Birmingham in...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Fortuna figure

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Fortune Theatre - WC2

Fortune Theatre - WC2

{Above a stylised picture of two performers:} Fortune Theatre. A 'jewel of a ...

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