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Watercolour - Decoration of the Transept of the Great Exhibition
  • Decoration of the Transept of the Great Exhibition
    Jones, Owen, born 1809 - died 1874
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Decoration of the Transept of the Great Exhibition

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    London (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1851 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jones, Owen, born 1809 - died 1874 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    8270

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Physical description

The watercolour shows the architect's attempt to impose a remarkable coherence on the diversity of the interior by his bold choice of the primary colours of rich reds and blues to provide an overall background for the exhibits. Visitors can be seen in the building.

Place of Origin

London (painted)

Date

ca. 1851 (painted)

Artist/maker

Jones, Owen, born 1809 - died 1874 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 85 cm, Width: 63.5 cm, Height: 935 mm frame, Width: 725 mm frame, Depth: 35 mm frame

Descriptive line

The Great Exhibition of 1851: decoration of the transept

Subjects depicted

The Crystal Palace; Great Exhibition Building; Architecture

Categories

Paintings; The Great Exhibition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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