'The International Exhibition - The Nave (Looking West)', 1862.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Chromolithograph printed by the Leighton Brothers, London, from the 'Illustrated London News', 24 May 1862. The print shows an interior view of the International Exhibition, which was held in South Kensington, London, in 1862 on the site which now houses the South Kensington museums, including the Science Museum. The exhibition was intended to both stimulate trade and have popular appeal, and visitors are shown here viewing exhibits from around the world, which represented examples of 'good design'.