image © Trustees of the British Museum | Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
image © Trustees of the British Museum | Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

The opening of the Great Industrial Exhibition

1851

Print after George Cruikshank

From the collection

Title

The opening of the Great Industrial Exhibition

Date

1851

Artist

Print after George Cruikshank

Description

View from the S. W. Gallery of the Crystal Palace; royal party standing on dais with guard-of-honour on 3 sides; fountain to right; large crowds of spectators seated in galleries all around; exhibits with signs for each country around the room. 1851. Etching, hand-coloured.
Additional Makers: Publisher - David Bogue; Print maker - George Cruikshank
Inscription: Lettered with title, continuing: "...of all nations / By her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Vctoria and His Royal Highness Prince Albert on the 1st of May 1851 / The view is taken from the South West Gallery, at the time when the Archibishop is offering up a Prayer for the Divine blessing upon the objects of this Great Exhibition"; production detail: "Taken on the spot by George Cruikshank / Published by David Bogue, 86, Fleet Street, London, June 29th, 1851"
For full details please visit the collection website

Disclaimer

TWW try to keep the information on this page up to date. However, for the most accurate information you should always consult the owning collection

From the Watercolour World

Location

South Carriage Drive, Hyde Park, London, England

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Medium

Category

Spotted an error? Let us know: enq[email protected]colourworld.org

Leave a comment

Do you know more about this painting and the story behind it? Please share your thoughts below.