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Hotel Russell - Lord Derby

Erection date: 1898

Site: Hotel Russell (8 memorials)

WC1, Russell Square, 1-8

This ornate extravaganza, designed by the splendidly named Fitzroy Doll, was built in 1898. Ornamental Passions has a good post about the building's sculptures. The terracotta work is by Doulton's.

On the Russell Square frontage above the main entrance there are 4 statues of British queens, left to right: Elizabeth I, Mary II, Anne, Victoria.

On the Guilford Street frontage there are 4 male busts, left to right: Lord Derby, Lord Salisbury, Gladstone, Disraeli. Dizzy is easy to spot but we initially found the identity of the other three magnificently miserable gentlemen a mystery. Ornamental Passions have solved the conundrum for us. We are still puzzled why the PMs are all wearing something that looks like (but presumably isn't) a mayoral chain and so, strangely enough, is Queen Anne but not, as far as we can see, the other Queens.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Hotel Russell - Lord Derby

Subjects commemorated i

Edward Geoffrey Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby

Tory politician. Born at Knowsley Park, Lancashire. Overcame his early boiste...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Hotel Russell - Lord Derby

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Henry Charles Fehr

Sculptor.  Born Forest Hill into a family of Swiss origin.  Died London.  Oth...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Hotel Russell - Lord Derby

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