Statue

Francis Duke of Bedford

Francis Duke of Bedford Francis Duke of Bedford

Erection date: 3/8/1809

Inscription

Francis Duke of Bedford.
Erected: MDCCCIX. {i.e. 1809}

Inside the gates at each entrance to the square there is a modern information board, erected when the square was renovated in 2003. About this statue it says: 'The bronze statue by Sir Richard Westmacott R. A. was unveiled on 3rd August 1809. It depicts Sir Francis Russell, the agriculturalist (a member of the first Board of Agriculture), with his hand on a plough with sheep at his feet and four cherubs representing spring, summer, autumn and winter.'
Russell owned most of the land around here and built the square.

Site: Francis Duke of Bedford (1 memorial)

WC1, Russell Square

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Francis Duke of Bedford

Subjects commemorated i

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

Interested in rural science and one of the chief patrons of the Bath and West...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Francis Duke of Bedford

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Sir Richard Westmacott

Sculptor. Born Grosvenor Square. One of the Commissioners for the Great Exhib...

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