B/W print; Leicester Square: the north-east corner by London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company, 1874
Leicester Square: the north-east corner, 1874, at the junction of Leicester Place with Cranbourn Street. This is a close-up shot of a newly-erected bust of John Hunter, a surgeon who resided in the Square between the years 1785-93, by Thomas Woolner. The Square is enclosed by a wooden hoarding.
Simple name : B/w print
Date : 1874
Collection : Photographs
Reference number : 1999/2830
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Charles White series
Leicester Square, Westminster, WC2
London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company : 1874
Content text :
Building: Sabloniere and Provence Hotel (partially obscured).
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LEICESTER SQUARE: THE NORTH-EAST CORNER, 1874.
This photograph shows the junction of Leicester Place with Cranbourn St. On the north side of the latter thoroughfare appears the property that was demolished to make way for Daly's Theatre. Until the early part of the last century Cranbourn St was merely an alley and was known as Cranbourn Alley.
THE HUNTER BUST: This is by T Woolner. Hunter resided in the Square, in a house that adjoined that of Hogarth. There is an Underground connection with the great surgeon and scientist by reason of Earl's Court Station taking name from Hunter's 'country' seat of Earl's Court. It will be observed that the photograph shows the Square enclosed by a wooden hoarding; the now existing railings were not erected until some little time after the opening of the Square.
Photograph (supplied Feb 1923) is an enlargement of a slide by the London Stereoscopic Co.
- London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company