Statue Of 'Nymph Of The Danube' By Schwanthaler
Photographer: Delamotte, Philip Henry (1820 - 1889)
Medium: Photographic print
Schwanthaler's (1802-1848) Nymph of the Danube on display at the reconstructed Crystal Palace exhibition hall at Sydenham Hill. The building, which attracted more than six million visitors to a showcase of the century's technological achievements, was originally designed by Joseph Paxton to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park . The prefabricated building was dismantled after six months and rebuilt in south-east London. Photographer P H Delamotte recorded the rebuilding of Crystal Palace in the new location until it was opened by Queen Victoria on 10 June 1854.