Central Doorway Of The Renaissance Court, The Nymph Of Fontainebleau By Cellini, And Caryatides By Jean Goujon, From The Louvre
Photographer: Delamotte, Philip Henry (1820 - 1889)
Medium: Photographic print
Caryatids from the Chateau of Fontainebleau by Jean Goujon (ca.1510-ca.1565), supporting the Nymph of Fontainebleau by Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), at the reconstructed Crystal Palace exhibition hall in Sydenham Hill. The building was originally designed by Joseph Paxton to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park. It attracted more than six million visitors to a showcase of the century's technological and artistic achievements. P H Delamotte's photographs of the rebuilding of Crystal Palace (1852-1854) in south-east London leave us with a unique record of Victorian Britain at the height of the Industrial Revolution.