Octagonal room at the Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace, London, 1851.

Octagonal room at the Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace, London, 1851.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Description

Illustrated plate taken from Dickinsons' 'Comprehensive Pictures of The Great Exhibition' (1854). Prominent objects on display included a lion and panther in zinc by Devarnine and Son, Berlin; bronze groups, children with dogs; and a porcelain jar by Koeinliche. 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. It was the first large-scale prefabricated ferrovitreous (iron and glas) structure. The exhibition was held in Hyde Park in 1851 before the structure was dismantled and moved to Sydenham, South London.

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