'The Dispersion of the works of all nations from The Great Exhibition', 1851.

Cruikshank, George

'The Dispersion of the works of all nations from The Great Exhibition', 1851.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

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Etching by George Cruikshank showing the Crystal Palace behind a range of the objects that were exhibited within it to represent their countries. Included are various musical instruments, a tiger, an elephant, horses, a bell and a lighthouse lantern. The Crystal Palace was built to house the 'Great Exhibition of the Works of the Industry of all Nations', conceived by Prince Albert (1819-1861). It was designed by the landscape designer Joseph Paxton (1801-1865), and was the first large-scale prefabricated ferrovitreous (iron and glas) structure. The prefabricated design made the construction, and later dismantling, easier and quicker. The exhibition was held at Hyde Park, London in 1851.

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