Torrington Square, London, 1852
Artist: Scharf, George senior
Medium: Pencil on paper
View of Torrington Square near Euston in London.
Torrington Square was one of several leafy squares designed and built by Thomas Cubitt between 1828 and 1835. The sixth Duke of Bedford took a personal interest in the planting of gardens in the area, and aided Cubitt in the designs of Torrington and Gordon Squares. The influential engineer Richard Trevithick built his circular railway and "Catch me who can" steam engine nearby during the summer of 1808.