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Title
The Opening of the Great Industrial Exhibition of All Nations, by Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, on the 1st of May, 1851
Creator
George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British; David Bogue, London, publisher
Date Created and/or Issued
1851-1851
Publication Information
Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
Collection
Richard Vogler Cruikshank Collection
Rights Information
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Description
In addition to illustrating Henry Mayhew's serialized novel, "1851, or the Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and Family, who came up to London to Enjoy Themselves and to See the Great Exhibition," Cruikshank made this etching of the international exhibition at the Crystal Palace. With approximately 25,000 in attendance on May 1, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert officially opened the exhibition of industrial, scientific, and aesthetic products and enterprises.
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 2542; Douglas 1433; Cohn 1814
Inscription: Recto, in plate at base of crystal fountain at l.r., "Drawn & Etched by / George Cruikshank;" in plate below design, "Taken on the spot by GEORGE CRUIKSHANK" at l.l.; "Published by David Bogue, 86, Fleet Street, London, June 29th 1851" at l.r.; title and "The View is taken from the South West Gallery, at the time when the Archbishop is offering up a Prayer for the Divine blessing upon the objects of this Great Exhibition" at lower edge; Verso, Vogler's stamp in black ink at l.l.
Type
image
Format
Print Etching with hand coloring
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft896nb60h
1989.21.1558
Subject
Crystal Palace (London, England); Great Exhibition (1851: London, England); world's fairs; exhibitions; ceremonies