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Lithograph - Facsimile of Sir Joseph Paxton's original sketch of the Crystal Palace
  • Facsimile of Sir Joseph Paxton's original sketch of the Crystal Palace
    Paxton, Joseph Sir, born 1803 - died 1865
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Facsimile of Sir Joseph Paxton's original sketch of the Crystal Palace

  • Object:

    Lithograph

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1851 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paxton, Joseph Sir, born 1803 - died 1865 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    lithograph on pink blotting paper

  • Museum number:

    E.941-1983

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case EDUC, shelf 4

Physical description

Lithograph

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1851 (made)

Artist/maker

Paxton, Joseph Sir, born 1803 - died 1865 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

lithograph on pink blotting paper

Marks and inscriptions

Paxton's original conception of "The Chrystal[sic] Palace" given to me by W. Bradbury Esq. Br.[?]
Inscribed in ink on paper label

1851
Dated

Dimensions

Height: 234 mm drawing, Width: 275 mm drawing, Height: 245 mm sheet with drawing, Width: 300 mm sheet with drawing, Height: 35 mm inscription, Width: 139 mm inscription, Height: 123 mm sheet with inscription, Width: 277 mm sheet with inscription

Object history note

Comparison with the original shows that an extra ink blot has been added to the facsimile, which otherwise seems to have been made by a process of ananstatic printing.

Provenance: W. Bradbury, Mr Bridges, his son G. G. Bridges.

Descriptive line

Lithograph of Sir Joseph Paxton's design for the Crystal Palace

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

Design Cities. Eight moments that changed the world Istanbul: Mas Matbaacilik S, 2008. ISBN: 978-975-6167-26-7.
Julius Bryant, ed. Art and Design for All. The Victoria and Albert Museum London: V&A Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 9781851776665.

Materials

Lithographic ink

Techniques

Lithography

Categories

Great Exhibition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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