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The Foreign Department, viewed towards the transept

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1851 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McNeven, J. (draughtsman (artist))
    Simpson, William R.I. F.R.G.S., born 1823 - died 1899 (printmaker)
    Ackermann & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    19625

  • Gallery location:

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

This colour lithograph is an interior view of the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park. It was the site for the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in 1851. The Great Exhibition included examples of industrial design from all around the world. Exhibits classified as Materials are on display on the first floor. These ranged from raw coal to food. You can see some of the foreign pavilions on the ground floor, with the Russian one on the left. Foreign travel was unusual at the time. The pavilions enabled visitors to see the exotic and the unfamiliar for themselves.

Physical description

Print showing a view 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 R.I. F.R.G.S., born 1823 - died 1899 (printmaker)
Ackermann & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'The Foreign Department, viewed towards the transept. Published by Ackermann & Co, 96 Strand. Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen'

Dimensions

Height: 29.4 cm unframed, Width: 46.6 cm unframed

Descriptive line

Print, showing foreign departments in the Great Exhibition, 1851

Techniques

Colour lithograph

Categories

Prints; Great Exhibition; The Great Exhibition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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