The Gems of the Great Exhibition, No. 3

George Baxter British

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George Baxter's stand in the Fine Arts Court at London's Great Exhibition of 1851 displayed prints produced by means of his patented, pioneering color process. Using multiple blocks and oil-based inks he published, for the occasion, a series titled "Gems of the Great Exhibition." The focus was on sculpture, and No. 3 arranges three large works against the background of the Russian Court that actually were shown elsewhere. From left to right, are the Roman sculptor Rinaldo Rinaldi's "Rinaldo and Armida," Hiram Powers's "The Greek Slave," which actually stood in the American Court, and the British sculptress Mary Thornycroft's "Alfred the Great Receiving a Book of Saxon Poetry from his Mother" which stood in the Main Transept.

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