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Print - The transept from the Grand Entrance, Souvenir of the Great Exhibition
  • The transept from the Grand Entrance, Souvenir of the Great Exhibition
    McNeven, J.
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The transept from the Grand Entrance, Souvenir of the Great Exhibition

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1851 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McNeven, J. (draughtsman (artist))
    Simpson, William (lithographer)
    Ackermann & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    19627

  • Gallery location:

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

This lithograph is an interior view of the Crystal Palace. It dates from the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in 1851. The Crystal Palace was situated in Hyde Park in central London. After the Great Exhibition, it was rebuilt in Sydenham in south London.

This lithograph shows the fountain, which was a popular meeting point during the exhibition. The height of the transept allowed trees to grow inside the building, as you can see here. This print shows the large scale of the Crystal Palace, with sunshine streaming in through the vast numbers of windows.

Physical description

Print, showing the interiors of the Great Exhibition, 1851

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed and published)

Date

1851 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

McNeven, J. (draughtsman (artist))
Simpson, William (lithographer)
Ackermann & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'The transept from the Grand Entrance. Souvenir of the Great Exhibition. Published by Ackermann & Co, 96 Strand. Day & Son, lithographers to the Queen.'

Dimensions

Height: 31.5 cm unframed, Width: 46.9 cm unframed

Descriptive line

Print showing the transept of the Crystal Palace during the Great Exhibition, 1851

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

Expo 2010 Shanghai China. World Exposition Museum ISBN: 9787532140503.

Techniques

Colour lithograph

Categories

Prints; Great Exhibition; The Great Exhibition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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