Monatgue Place and Torrington Square
By FRITZROY DOLL, Charles , 1911

Design for the Northern Approach to the British Museum.

British Isles London
  • Author: FRITZROY DOLL, Charles
  • Publication date: 1911
  • Physical description: Original watercolour and graphite drawing, signed in the title-cartouche, mounted on board, corners chipped.
  • Dimensions: 441 by 684mm. (17.25 by 27 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 18141


Charles Fitzroy Doll (1850–1929) English architect, was official Surveyor to the Bedford Estates in Bloomsbury and Covent Garden, from 1885. He designed the Hotel Russell (1898), which Pevsner described as a “vicious mixture of Art Nouveau Gothic and Art Nouveau Tudor”. Doll also designed the “Flemish Franco-Gothic” terraces in Montague Place and Torrington Square (1907), shown here, leading to the Kind Edward (i.e. North) entrance to the British Museum. His son, Christian Charles Tyler Doll (1880–1955), continued his father’s work, and was partly responsible for reconstructing the grand staircase of the Palace of King Minos, Knossos, Crete.