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Recollections of the Great Exhibition

Day & Son, Ltd. (London)
Lloyd Brothers & Co. (London)
Simpkin, Marshall & Co. (London)
After John Absolon (British, London 1815–1895)
After Edwin Thomas Dolby (British, active 1849–70)
After Walter Goodall (British, London 1830–1889 Clapham)
After Henry Pigeon Clark (British, 1807–1880)
After William Telbin (British, 1813–1873)
After Thomas Harrington Wilson (British, active 1842–1886)
September 1, 1851
Set of hand-colored lithographs mounted on card stock, in a red cloth-covered portfolio
Portfolio: 23 13/16 x 17 13/16 x 1 5/16 in. (60.5 x 45.2 x 3.3 cm)
Portfolios, Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anne Stern Gift, 1976
Accession Number:
Not on view
At the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, held in London in 1851, displays of art and manufacture were shown at the Crystal Palace, a specially built glass and iron building designed by Joseph Paxton and erected in Hyde Park. Between May and October more than six million visitors flocked to view more than 100,000 objects sent by 15,000 exhibitors, organized by theme and place of origin. This first world’s fair focused on national manufactures and aimed to encourage international trade and exchange of ideas, while promoting British products and inventions. Publishers Lloyd Brothers teamed with lithographers Day & Son to create the hand-colored set to which the print belongs, the whole offering well-to-do visitors a detailed and beautifully produced souvenir.
Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901. Martina Droth, Jason Edwards, Michael Hatt, New Haven, 2014, pp. 318-21.

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Recollections of the Great Exhibition, 1851: Contents

Artist: Day & Son, Ltd. (London) Date: 1851 Medium: Lithograph Accession: 1976.664(1) On view in:Not on view

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