The British Nave

Made:
1851 in London

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Print: Chromolithograph, 'The British Nave', Plate 3 (Proof) of a set of four large prints commemorating the Opening of
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Print: Chromolithograph, 'The British Nave', Plate 3 (Proof) of a set of four large prints commemorating the Opening of
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Print. Chromolithograph, 'The British Nave', Plate 3 (Proof) of a set of four large prints commemorating the Opening of the Great Exhibition of 1851, [after paintings by Joseph Nash]. Printed and published by Dickinson Brothers, New Bond Street. [1851]. Image 54.5x75cm on card 71x88cm. Signed Joseph Nash in ink on lower left edge of image. View of the Western or British Nave looking East, with long panorama of structure and layout of main avenue. In centre above horse's head is dioptric revolving lighthouse reflector mechanism by Chance Brothers & Co; then Seeley fountain; large Ross telescope; Coalbrookdale Dome. Large case on foreground left with model of Liverpool docks, beside cotton and beneath Philosophical and electric displays. Banners hang from balconies with arms of cities of Britain: York is nearest on right. Queen Victoria with Prince Albert and family are being escorted through on tour; guests and visitors stand watching and waiting. In frame, 84x100x2cm

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Category:
Art
Identifier:
2000-224
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Grosvenor Prints
status:
Permanent collection

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