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Proposed site for the Crystal Palace in Battersea Park

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1851 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kidd (lithographer)
    Benham, T (artist)
    Day & Son, Ltd. (Lithographers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printer's ink, paper, lithotint

  • Credit Line:

    Acquired from Weinreb & Douwma Ltd., London in 1972

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case L1 B

Physical description

Lithotint on paper

Place of Origin

London (published)


1851 (published)


Kidd (lithographer)
Benham, T (artist)
Day & Son, Ltd. (Lithographers)

Materials and Techniques

Printer's ink, paper, lithotint

Marks and inscriptions

T. Benham del, Kidd, lith. Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen


: 311 mm, : 715 mm, : 464 mm Size of sheet, : 775 mm Size of sheet

Object history note

A view of a proposed lay-out for Battersea Park, showing the Crystal Palace re-erected facing the river immediately opposite the Royal Hospital. The new Chelsea Bridge is shown in the right foreground. The Crystal Palace was eventually re-erected on high ground at Sydenham in South London in 1854.

Descriptive line

By Kidd after T. Benham:'Proposed site for the Crystal Palace in Battersea Park', lithotint on paper, London, 1851

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1972


Printer's ink; Paper




The Great Exhibition; Great Exhibition; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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