Russell Square, London

Russell Square is a large garden square in Bloomsbury, in the London Borough of Camden. It is named after Francis Russell, the fifth Duke of Bedford, who commissioned James Burton to develop the land north of Bloomsbury Square into a residential area with large terraced houses for upper-middle-class families, with Russell Square as its focal point. A statue of the Duke was erected in 1807 and still stands at the south side of the Square.


Latitude: 51.521675922474
Longitude: -0.126396417618

Timeline of Events Associated with Russell Square, London

Date Event Manage
25 May 1857 to 25 Jun 1857

Pre-Raphaelite Art Exhibit

photo of DG RossettiPre-Raphaelite Art Exhibit, Russell Square, London, from 25 May to 25 June 1857. This was the first exhibition devoted solely to the work of the Pre-Raphaelites. Image: Portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: albumen print. This photograph, from 7 October 1863, was reproduced as the frontispiece of: Rossetti, William Michael, Dante Gabriel Rossetti as Designer and Writer. London: Cassell and Company, 1898. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.

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