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Recollections of the Great Exhibition, 1851: Contents

Lithographer:
Day & Son, Ltd. (London)
Publisher:
Lloyd Brothers & Co. (London)
Publisher:
Simpkin, Marshall & Co. (London)
Date:
1851
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 15/16 × 22 1/16 in. (40.5 × 56 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anne Stern Gift, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.664(1)
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 thousands of objects organized by theme and place of origin at this first world’s fair. This sheet lists the titles of the related set of twenty-four hand-colored lithographs that offered well-to-do visitors a detailed and beautifully produced souvenir.
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Recollections of the Great Exhibition

Artist: Day & Son, Ltd. (London) Date: September 1, 1851 Medium: Set of hand-colored lithographs mounted on card stock, in a red cloth-covered portfolio Accession: 1976.664(1–26) On view in:Not on view

View in the East Nave (The Greek Slave, by Power [sic]; from Recollections of the Great Exhibition)

Artist: John Absolon (British, London 1815–1895) Date: 1851 Medium: Hand-colored lithograph with gum Accession: 1976.664(19) On view in:Not on view

View in Behar, in an Anglo-Indian Album associated with Sir Charles D'Oyly

Artist: Sir Charles D'Oyly (British (born India), Murshidabad 1781–1845 Florence) Date: ca. 1828 Medium: Lithograph Accession: 53.521.13(6) On view in:Gallery 690

General View of the Interior (from Recollections of the Great Exhibition)

Artist: John Absolon (British, London 1815–1895) Date: September 1, 1851 Medium: Hand-colored lithograph Accession: 1976.664(3) On view in:Not on view

Recollections of the Great Exhibition, 1851: The Coalbrookdale Dome

Artist: John Absolon (British, London 1815–1895) Date: 1851 Medium: Hand-colored lithograph Accession: 1976.664(2) On view in:Not on view