Great Exhibition, 1851

This is a print of a design for paper hangings at the Great Exhibition of 1851. The exhibition provided a showcase for the British empire and was visited by 6.2 million people. Among the 13,000 displays were exhibits from the four corners of the empire. Note how the picture fuses together English and Far Eastern landscapes. At the centre is the Crystal Palace, which was built in Hyde Park to house the exhibition.
Catalogue reference: BT 43/88, no. 78974 (1850-1)
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