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The Indian Court and Elephant Trappings

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (Designed and printed)

  • Date:

    1851 (Designed and printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Goodall, Walter, born 1830 - died 1889 (artist)
    Lloyd Brothers & Co (Publisher)
    Vincent Brooks, Day & Son (Printer)
    Simpkin & Marshall (Publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-coloured lithograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case U, shelf 10, box A

This image shows the interior of the Crystal Palace during the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in 1851. The Crystal Palace was located in Hyde Park in central London until 1854, when it was taken down and rebuilt in Sydenham in south London.

The Great Exhibition was visited by more than six million people, and one hundred thousand exhibits were on display. The displays at the Great Exhibition varied from raw materials such as coal, to the latest in agricultural machinery to fine arts such as sculpture. This view depicts the Indian court and is one of a set of colour lithographic prints published as a boxed set under the title Lloyd’s Recollections of the Great Exhibition 1851.

Physical description

Interior view of the Great Exhibition showing visitors looking at the Indian court. A variety of Indian items are on display, including armour, weaponry, and a large elephant wearing a saddle in the background. More people can be seen on the balcony overlooking the section.

Place of Origin

London (Designed and printed)


1851 (Designed and printed)


Goodall, Walter, born 1830 - died 1889 (artist)
Lloyd Brothers & Co (Publisher)
Vincent Brooks, Day & Son (Printer)
Simpkin & Marshall (Publisher)

Materials and Techniques

hand-coloured lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Banner, top of image

Stamp in centre, above margin


Height: 27.5 cm, Width: 37.5 cm

Descriptive line

Interior view of the Great Exhibition, plate from the album 'Recollections of the Great Exhibition.1851', hand-coloured lithograph, 1851 published by Lloyd Brothers & Co., & Simpkin Marshall & Co., London, 1851. Lithograph, coloured by hand.



Subjects depicted

Swords; Weaponry; Elephant; Vials; Parasol; Cushion; Guns; Armour


Prints; The Great Exhibition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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