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The transept from the Grand Entrance, Souvenir of the Great Exhibition

Print
1851 (printed and published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph
Brief Description
Print showing the transept of the Crystal Palace during the Great Exhibition, 1851
Physical Description
Print, showing the interiors of the Great Exhibition, 1851
Dimensions
  • Unframed height: 31.5cm
  • Unframed width: 46.9cm
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.'
Subject depicted
Places Depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Expo 2010 Shanghai China. World Exposition Museum ISBN: 9787532140503.
Collection
Accession Number
19627

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record createdNovember 13, 2003
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