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Print - 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
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Facsimile of Sir Joseph Paxton's original sketch of the Crystal Palace

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England, Britain (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

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Place of Origin

England, Britain (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.[?]
1851

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.

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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.
Exhibition catalogue
Julius Bryant, ed. Art and Design for All. The Victoria and Albert Museum London: V&A Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 9781851776665.

Exhibition History

The Victoria and Albert Museum: Art and Design For All (Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest 14/06/2012-16/09/2012)
The Victoria and Albert Museum: Art and Design For All (Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn 18/11/2011-15/04/2012)
Design Cities (Design Museum 05/09/2008-04/01/2009)
Design Cities (Istanbul Modern 22/04/2008-10/08/2008)
It starts from here (De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, 22/06/2007-09/09/2007)

Subjects depicted

Crystal Palace

Categories

Great Exhibition

Collection code

PDP

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