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Watercolour - Interior of the Crystal Palace
  • Interior of the Crystal Palace
    Simpson, William R.I. F.R.G.S., born 1823 - died 1899
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Interior of the Crystal Palace

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1851 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Simpson, William R.I. F.R.G.S., born 1823 - died 1899 (Artist)
    Jones, Owen, born 1809 - died 1874 (Architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    546-1897

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 97, box R

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

Great Britain (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1851 (made)

Artist/maker

Simpson, William R.I. F.R.G.S., born 1823 - died 1899 (Artist)
Jones, Owen, born 1809 - died 1874 (Architect)

Materials and Techniques

watercolour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 71 cm, Width: 99 cm

Descriptive line

Watercolour, 'Interior of the Crystal Palace', watercolour by William Simpson, Great Britain, c.1851

Subjects depicted

Great Exhibition Building; Architecture

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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