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Print - Gems of the Great Exhibition, No. 4.

Gems of the Great Exhibition, No. 4.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1852-1854 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Baxter print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Francis William Baxter

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Baxter process print, with dome top and gold border, depicting a portion of the Foreign Department at the Great Exhibition. Three sculptures on red plinths dominate the image. The sculpture on the left is 'A Child, Dog, and Serpent' by M. Lechesne, and on the right is the companion group. In the centre is 'The Dead Mother on the Prairie with her Living Babe at her Breast.'

Place of Origin

England (printed)


1852-1854 (made)


Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

Materials and Techniques

Baxter print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Gift:- Miss C. W. B.'
Inscribed in red ink


Height: 4.6875 in, Width: 9.3125 in

Descriptive line

Print by George Baxter, 'Gems of the Great Exhibition, No. 4,' Baxter-process print, England, 1852-4

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933
cat. no. 169
Lewis, C. T. Courtney. George Baxter (colour printer) his life and work: a manual for collectors. London: S. Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1908.




Baxter-process printing

Subjects depicted



Prints; Great Exhibition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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