'The Vegetable Kingdom', 1850.

Sala, George Augustus

'The Vegetable Kingdom', 1850.
2 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 17cm


Etching by George Sala taken from the 'Great Exhibition 'Wot is to Be', a satirical look at the forthcoming Great Exhibition of 1851. Featured are 'the Metropolitan Tailors [who] will contribute their monster cabbage (anything but rare)', 'Mr Thomas Carlyle will contribute a gigantic pumpkin' and the 'corp de ballet... [who will] exhibit their highly finished 'hops' and 'capers'.

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