Workshop Of The Egyptian Court
Photographer: Delamotte, Philip Henry (1820 - 1889)
Medium: Photographic print
Restoration work in progress for The Egyptian Court under the supervision of Joseph Bonomi and Owen Jones at the reconstructed Crystal Palace exhibition hall at Sydenham Hill. The building, originally designed by Joseph Paxton, housed 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) leave us with a record of Victorian Britain at the height of the Industrial Revolution.