Thursday, 4 September 2014

Upper Russell Street

 A painting from the RPM fine art collection. The artist's viewpoint is in what was Upper Russell Street and is now under the Churchill Square multi-storey car park. Russell Square can be seen in the distance and on the left is the entrance to Cannon Street which, further south, turned east into Russell Street. Just beyond Cannon Street was a twitten, Cannon Lane, which, further south, turned east into Cannon Street.
In 1958 the shop on the near corner was Sleight's, a bootmaker, and across Cannon St. was  Creamice Ltd. ice cream manufacturers.

I remember the area as having a quiet seedy charm which the artist has captured brilliantly.


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