'Great Exhibition 'Wot is to Be'', 1850.

Sala, George Augustus

'Great Exhibition 'Wot is to Be'', 1850.
2 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 18cm

Description

Etching by George Sala outlining 'the probable results of the industry of all nations in the year 1851' produced by 'Vates Secundus for the Committee of the Society for keeping things in their places'. On the left hand side is an image of a clown with a telescope and to the right is the grim reaper, both are leaning against posts listing the countries exhibiting. The 'Great Exhibition of the Works of the Industry of all Nations' was conceived by Prince Albert (1819-1861). The Crystal Palace, designed by Joseph Paxton (1801-1865), was purpose-built for the occasion.

Image Details

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10421154

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