London. Dickinson Bros. [ 1854].
Color lithograph with some hand-color, 13 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches. With accompanying text sheet. Light scattered foxing, light dampstain to righ lower edge (outside image area), adhesive tape to corners of verso (not affecting front image), overall very good bright condition. Some pencil notations to text sheet. Attractive view, showcasing products such as textiles and hats made from flax, inside the Crystal Palace from the first international World's Fair that took place in Hyde Park, London, England, from May 1 to October 15 1851. This lithograph, printed in rich colors, was published as one of the folio plates for "Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert by Messrs. [Joseph] Nash, [Louis] Haghe, and [David] Roberts." The accompanying text describes the cultivation of flax in various countries such as England, France, Russia, and Holland, and the opportunity of Ireland and Scotland to seize upon the new culture after a failed potato crop. Item #50441