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Workshop Of The Egyptian Court, Restoration Of Monuments

Workshop Of The Egyptian Court, Restoration Of Monuments

Photographer: Delamotte, Philip Henry (1820 - 1889)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1855

Shelfmark: Tab.442.a.5

Item number: 16

Length: 22.7

Width: 28.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Restoration work in progress for The Egyptian Court under the supervision of Joseph Bonomi and Owen Jones in 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 a record of Victorian Britain at the height of the Industrial Revolution.

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